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Marques del Nevado

Marques del Nevado
2015 Reserva, Carmenère, Lontue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Marques del Nevado
2015 Reserva, Carmenère, Lontue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dark dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of tart cherries, stems, wet leaves, and dried canvas and gravel with a crisp, bone-dry full body and an interesting, momentary finish with earthy, leafy tannins and light oak flavor. Let this wine aerate to reveal its tangy yet integrated flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: tart cherries, stems, wet leaves, and dried canvas and gravel
Taste Flavor: tart cherries, stems, wet leaves, and dried canvas and gravel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Duck With Mushroom Cream Sauce, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Let this wine aerate to reveal its tangy yet integrated flavors.

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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.