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In Situ

In Situ
2015 Reserva, Carmenère, Aconcagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .22%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy

In Situ
2015 Reserva, Carmenère, Aconcagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .22%
Nearly opaque dusty garnet color. Smoky, roasted aromas and flavors of dark roasted nuts and coffee, blackened cherries and carrots, and chocolate fondue with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish imparting elements of chocolate cherries and apples and smoked nuts with crunchy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A very toasty red to pair with grilled meats; serve with a slight chill.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted nuts and coffee, blackened cherries and carrots, and chocolate fondue
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of chocolate cherries and apples and smoked nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Pepper Steak, Grilled Lamb Chops, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very toasty red to pair with grilled meats; serve with a slight chill.

The Importer

Joseph Victori Wines & Co., Inc.

The Importer
17 Prospect Street
Huntington, NY 11743
USA
1 631-423-8500

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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.