Deep ruby red. Intense nose with notes of tobacco, green tea, and fresh plums. Smooth, elegant palate with juicy tannins and a pleasing finish.
Recommended with meat-filled cannelloni with lightly seasoned vegetables. Also pairs well with spicy Asian dishes. Serve at 16°C / 61°F.
Aged in oak for 6-8 months.
Carmenère lovers will take to the smoky blackberry nose with a strong peppery undercurrent. The attack is savoury with plum and black cherry fruit flavours with bits of dried leaf in the background. There are some youthful tannins yet to shed but you can serve it now with most meaty dishes. --Anthony Gismondi