Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Carmnre, Chile's Signature Grape

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Carmnre, Chile's Signature Grape

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Carmnre, a grape named for its carmine color, once flourished in France's Bordeaux where it was used to produce the deep-red wines of Mdoc. Although it seemed to have disappeared after phylloxera devastated European vineyards in the late 1800s, it was secretly flourishing far away in Chile, where it had been taken by French winemakers along with other Bordeaux rootstock. For many years it was mistakenly thought to be merlot, and it wasn't until 1994 that DNA testing revealed its true identity. Below is a comparison between a carmnre and Chilean merlot.

CONCHA Y TORO CASILLERO DEL DIABLO 2013 RESERVA CARMNRE, CENTRAL VALLEY

Bought * World Market, 24 Brentwood Promenade Court, in August for $10.99

Description * Deep red in color, this is a forceful, medium- bodied red that tastes of fresh plums, blackberries and other dark fruit. …

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