The signature grape of Chile, Carménère actually got its start in Bordeaux. Those Bordelaise roots explains the intense green aromas and flavors that shine through alongside ripe black fruit. Today, the category spans unoaked, easy-drinking wines, as well as rich and Bordeaux-like bottles. As Chilean winemakers further enhance their expertise with their adopted grape, the caliber of the country’s cuvées continue to improve.

Dive into Chile’s top grape with our illustrated guide to Carménère from Chile!

An Illustrated Guide to Carménère from Chile