The variety is Carmenére and it was grown in Chile. The winery is Manto Blanco and it is situated in the Colchagua Valley which is south of Santiago but is considered Central Chile.

Carmenére is largely unique to Chile. Up until the 1990’s they thought it was merlot.

This wine had mostly bell pepper (which is very typical of Carmenére) and some sort of mineral that I couldn’t put my finger on. Maybe tobacco.

Dry and low acid yet not sweet. Medium tannins.

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