The Carménère Story - Suspected to be lost to the wine-drinking world since the dreaded Phylloxera plague in 1867. This Bordeaux variety has been making a comeback since being rediscovered in Chile after being mistaken for Merlot.
In 2012, genetic analysis revealed Carménère to be the bastard son of Cabernet Franc and Gros Cabernet.
Carménère tends to be deep red in colour and sit somewhere between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in terms of structure.
Oh what a difference a year makes - the 2019 Carménère has a great length, full-body and delicious wild berry flavours.