Evocative Carmenère – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Evocative Carmenère


Winemaker Nicolás Pérez (Courtesy of De Martino)

One of the most evocative and beautiful carmenères in Chile, Altos de Piedras grows on deep gravel and clay alongside the river in Isla del Maipo. It’s a sweet spot for the variety, showing off the sleek length of flavor carmenère can achieve, a fresh scent of bergamot, the fruitiness of chocolate and the fruit of forest mushrooms lasting with the supple tannins. This has the stamina of a marathon runner, the focus to age for a decade or more.

94

De Martino 2018 Maipo Valley Altos de Piedras Carmenère

Every week, our editors highlight a wine that intrigued them in our blind panel tastings, expanding on their tasting note in this space. These are entirely editorial choices; there are no paid placements. Subscribers can also access the original tasting note by searching here.

Joshua Greene is the editor and publisher of Wine & Spirits magazine.


This is a W&S web exclusive. Get access to all of our feature stories by signing up today.