It is a beautiful wine of 97% Carmenère and just a touch of 3% Shiraz. While Carmenere is a prominent grape in Chile many who enjoy it do not know it is also know by wine historians as the “lost grape of Bordeaux.” Many decades ago it was one of the major grapes of the Médoc region. Even under the best of circumstances, it was a difficult grape to grow in Bordeaux, but in Mediterranean like climate of the Valle de Aconcagua with it's warm summers and cool Pacific Ocean breezes this grape seems to do well.
This wine has a distinctly Bordeaux character and we enjoyed it immensely with dinner of South American cuisine. Selling at between $16+20 it is an excellent value.
I thank my friends at Vintus Wines for the introduction to this excellent wine.