Smooth and Balanced

We grow the grapes for Root: 1 Carmenère in our Colchagua Valley vineyard. There, the notoriously cranky Carmenère has the sun exposure and rich soil it needs to flourish. Though it’s most often used as a blending grape elsewhere, Carmenère has found its spotlight in Chile, showcasing its deep flavors and telltale flash of bitterness to dramatic effect.


Colchagua, Chile

Tasting Notes:

Blackberries, plums, cherries, and warm spice with smooth and balanced vanilla notes

Food Pairings:

The supple tannins lend itself to pairings like barbecued brisket and thick-cut bacon, but equally as good matched with a full spread of Spanish tapas or stuffed peppers.

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Discover a True Original

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“The lost grape of Bordeaux” comes home to Chile with this subtly spicy, refreshingly fruity example that showcases how delightfully dynamic Carmenère can truly be.

Sergio HormazábalHead Winemaker

Discover the Vineyard:

Colchagua Valley, Chile