Carmenere is a dark-skinned grape originally from Bordeaux that grows particularly well in Chile's sunny Colchagua Valley. This region boasts some of the finest reds and is enjoying a growing reputation as "Chile's Napa." Carmen Premier 1850 is a tribute to Viña Carmen, Chile’s first winery.
A red wine with an intense, violet-ruby colour. The bouquet is fruity with strong plum, cherry, and mulberry notes. The aroma also has a vegetable edge of ripe red pepper, and the flavour is complex, with jams, spinach, and chocolate. Barrel aging lends this wine pleasant smoky and toast notes, bringing out its spices; texture is soft, with rounded tannins and medium body.