An intense and deep red wine with notes of purple and violet. The Debauchery Carmenere has warm aromas of spice, oak and woodland fruits. Its subtle decadence is finished with a pleasant kiss of vanilla and cream, soaking the mouth with a feel that is fresh, silky smooth, rich in fruit and blended with hues of fresh tobacco. This flexible wine goes well with poultry, pasta, creamy cheeses, and even fish! The Debauchery Carmenere is not afraid of nighttime heights and is at east with a group of close friends – or new ones – for late-night, rooftop stargazing.
The Dirt on Debauchery Carmenere
Debauchery Carmenere grapes are grown in Chile's Maipo Valley south of Santiago. This valley begins a stretch known as the Central Valley which includes four major wine regions that form the heart of Chile's wine industry. Changes in altitude from the Andes down through the plains combine with cooling breezes to create an ideal terroir for producing exceptionally structured, persistent and long red wines. A perfect day trip out of Santiago, don't forget the picnic basket!
All grapes are hand-picked to ensure they reach the winery in peak condition. The wine is stored in oak barrels for about eight months, and then bottled for continued development. Carmenere is an ancient Bordeaux variety – one of the six original Bordeaux grapes. The Carmenere vines were wiped out in Europe by the Great French Wine Blight (phylloxera epidemic) in the 1860s. However, due to the geographic isolation of the southern part of South America, the phylloxera never showed up there. Chile is now one of the largest producers of Carmenere in the world.
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