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Carmenere

Carménère is a dark-skinned grape variety originally from the vineyards of Bordeaux, and which has found a particularly suitable home in Chile. Its name is often spelt Carmenère (including in the latter country), and without accents by some. A late-ripening variety, Carménère needs high levels of sunshine and a warm summer to reach its full potential, but in the right environment it can produce fine, deeply colored red wines, with the attractive meaty plumpness of Merlot and the gently herbaceous, cedary notes of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Synonyms include: Grand Vidure, Biturica.

Food matches for Carménère include:

  • Sausage and bean stew
  • Creamy lamb curry
  • Barbecued lamb chops
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