Full Review

Chono

Chono
2015 Single Vineyard, Carmenère, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
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Chono
2015 Single Vineyard, Carmenère, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13%
Medium burnt sienna color. Fresh, spicy aromas of blackberry cobbler, ripe purple plum, lavender, clove, and allspice with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long mesquite, grilled meats, roasted carrot, and anise finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fantastic expression of Carmenère; mysterious, elegant, poised.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberry cobbler, ripe purple plum, lavender, clove, and allspice
Taste Flavor: mesquite, grilled meats, roasted carrot, and anise
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled NY Strip Steak, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastic expression of Carmenère; mysterious, elegant, poised.

The Producer

Viña Sutil

The Producer
Region Metropolitana 7500000
Santiago,
Chile
56 -226579990

Carmenere

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Carmenère is a red wine produced from the eponymous variety in Chile. It was originally thought to be Merlot that was brought over from Bordeaux in the 19th century, but in the mid-1990s, research proved it was not Merlot, but indeed Carmenère, which had been thought of as extinct.

Top examples originate from the warm Maipo and Colchagua valleys in Chile; the wines are medium- to medium-full in body and offer red cherry fruit along with distinct pepper, tobacco and brown spice aromas and flavors. While early versions were rather bitter, recent examples have displayed great balance and refinement.

Enjoy Carmenère between three to seven years after the vintage date in most cases. The wines pair well with most red meats and are especially enjoyable with heartier fare, such as grilled meats and game.