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Luma Chequen

Luma Chequen
2015 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Luma Chequen
2015 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
Dark garnet color. Aromas of raisin, sundried tomato, potted plant, and luxardo cherry with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, medium-length basil, tomato vine, red clay, and violet finish with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A balanced Carmenère with table-tuned acidity and a juicy style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: raisin, sundried tomato, potted plant, and Luxardo cherry
Taste Flavor: basil, tomato vine, red clay, and violet
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced Carmenère with table-tuned acidity and a juicy style.

The Producer

Invina

The Producer
Calle 3 Sur 951, Of. 301
Talca,
Chile
56 -71-221-1205

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.