Carmenère Comes Out – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Carmenère Comes Out

A fresh identity for Chile’s signature red



When, in 1993, Chilean winegrowers discovered that their merlot vines were, in fact, carmenère, many tried to ignore the news. At the time, there was strong demand for merlot around the world; carmenère was virtually unknown, a variety that had disappeared from Bordeaux after phylloxera. A significant player in…

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This story appears in the print issue of June 2018.
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