The VineCo Global Passport Series Malbec Carmenère brings together two of South America’s classic grape varieties. This blend is rich, ripe and balanced. Aromas of red and black berries are followed with hints of cherry, peppercorn and mineral notes. The palate is full bodied, with persisting red fruit, dark chocolate and earthy notes. As a crowd pleaser the Malbec brings a smooth textured mouthfeel. The Carmenère stands its ground as Chile’s signature grape, with juicy red fruits, dried herbs and supple tannins.
Suggested food pairings include grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, vegetarian Paella, and gouda.
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One of the original Bordeaux grapes of France- Caremènére was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in Chile in 1994. Similar to Merlot- Caremènére is a medium-bodied red wine with red fruit and berry aromas and flavors. The wine’s higher acidity and medium tannins make it an easy choice for a variety of meat dishes.
Native to the Bordeaux region of France, Malbec is one of the 6 original grapes that go into the classic Bordeaux blend. It has since become Argentina’s signature wine and is now being found in other regions of the world. Malbec wines are rich, luscious and pair fabulously with beef.
The Maipo Valley is one of the most important wine regions in Chile and is known for producing some of the most prestigious Chilean wines. It is situated just south of Chile’s capital Santiago and extends east to the Andes Mountains and west to the Coast. The mild Mediterranean climate is dry with warm summers and cold wet winters. The region receives very little rainfall during the hot summer months, therefore viticulturalists rely on drip irrigation to help the vines through the long dry periods. The soils are clay based and very fertile resulting in full bodied red wines.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
The big wines that can stand on their own. Often premium wines with higher tannins, alcohol levels and oaking levels as they all factor in a bigger tasting wine.
Most red wines will have at least a medium oak level as it is an expected part of the taste of a red wine.