Story of the wine:
Carmenere was for many years mistakenly thought to be Merlot, until re-identified in 1994 and officially recognized in 1998. Maule Valley is Chile’s oldest wine region, about 150 miles south of Santiago, and is mainly volcanic soils. Casa Donoso has 4 vineyard areas around the town of Talca.
Grape(s): 85% Carmenere 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Area: From Casa Donoso’s vineyards around the town of Talca in the Maule valley.
A delicious ripe fruit nose with touches of cherry and blackberries. On the palate there is a distinct herbaceous feel with a lightly dry finish.
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