This variety disappeared from its place of origin in Médoc, north of Bordeaux, France following the phylloxera outbreak in the 19th century. It reappeared in Chile at the end of the 20th Century. In Casillero del Diablo Carmenere is smooth and delicate with intense color, smooth, round tannins, and attractive aromas of black currant and chocolate. Ideal with aged cheese.
APPELLATION – Central Valley.
SOIL – Riverbench and benchland associated soils.
AGEING – Aged in oak barrels.
COLOUR – Intense and deep purple red colour.
NOSE – Very expressive fruit with outstanding mature berries, forest fruit joined with
delicate hints of coffee and toast coming from the barrels.
PALATE – From the start, it’s a remarkable expression of Carmenere thanks to the
typical fruit like plums, blackberries and some spicy touches. The tannins are
polished and long with a medium body at the end.
FOOD PAIRING – It expresses marvelously well with game meat, garnished with sweet-andsour
sauces and berries.