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Contempo

Contempo
2018 Inferno Red Blend, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$10
Best Buy

Contempo
2018 Inferno Red Blend, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Aromas of grilled tropical fruit, tar, smoked banana leaf, mocha latte, tobacco, sesame oil, and garam masala with a supple, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, elegant, medium-length black olive and mortadella finish with moderate oak flavor. A smoky, chewy red for creative pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: grilled tropical fruit, tar, smoked banana leaf, mocha latte, tobacco, sesame oil, and garam masala
Taste Flavor: black olive and mortadella
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Pork With Grilled Peaches, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky, chewy red for creative pairing.

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Other Chilean Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chile is home to many notable red wines beside Carmenère. Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are planted in large numbers in many of the country's regions. Maipo Valley is the leading region for these wines, especially in terms of quality, which is often world-class. These grapes are also grown in Chile's warm Central Valley, which produces inexpensive wines of very good character.

Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Pinot Noir are also excellent Chilean reds. Syrah has adapted well to both cool (San Antonio and Casablanca Valleys) and warm regions (Colchagua Valley) in the country, while Pinot Noirs from Leyda and San Antonio Valleys near the Pacific Ocean display great complexity.