Full Review

Tripantu

Tripantu
2018 Reserve, Carmenère, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .43%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Tripantu
2018 Reserve, Carmenère, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Carmenère

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .43%
Dark violet color. Aromas of black cassis, red apple, autumn leaves, candied violet petals, and dark chocolate with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length ganache and sweet pickled peppers finish. A highly pairable Carmenèrefit for an autumn meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: black cassis, red apple, autumn leaves, candied violet petals, and dark chocolate
Taste Flavor: genache and sweet pickled peppers
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A highly pairable carmenere fit for an autumn meal.

The Producer

Terraustral Wine Company

The Producer
Hernando de Aguirre
Providencia Santiago, 1915
Chile
56 -22 679 0600

Their Portfolio

87 Artesania 2020 Gran Reserva, Carmenere, Maule Valley 13.5% (Chile) $11.00.
90 Car Men Air 2018 Carmenere, Maule Valley 14% (Chile) $12.99.
88 Castillo Del Lago 2019 Premium, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley 14% (Chile) $18.00.
91 Denada 2018 Grand Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley 13.5% (Chile) $14.00.
88 Gran Maestre 2020 Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley 13.5% (Chile) $8.00.
88 Paso Grande 2019 Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $7.99.
86 Paso Grande 2019 Special Selection, Carmenère, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $7.99.
87 Paso Grande 2019 Special Selection, Merlot, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $7.99.
86 Paso Grande 2019 Special Selection, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley 12.5% (Chile) $7.99.
86 Paso Grande 2019 Special Selection Rosé, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $7.99.
BR Paso Grande 2019 Special Selection, Chardonnay, Central Valley 13% (Chile) $7.99. - Bronze Medal
86 PASO LOS VALLES 2019 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $7.00.
92 PKNT 2018 Private Reserve Estate Grown, Carmenère, Colchagua Valley 13.5% (Chile) $9.99.
88 PKNT 2018 Private Reserve Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley 13.5% (Chile) $9.99.
BR PKNT 2018 Private Reserve Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley 13% (Chile) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
89 PKNT 2019 Private Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley 13% (Chile) $9.99.
87 PKNT 2019 Private Reserve, Carmenère, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $7.00.
88 Tripantu 2018 Reserve, Carmenère, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $9.99.
89 Tripantu 2018 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $9.99.
89 Tripantu 2018 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley 13.5% (Chile) $12.99.
87 Tripantu 2018 Gran Reserva, Carmenère, Maule Valley 13.5% (Chile) $12.99.
89 Tripantu 2019 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $7.00.

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.