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2013 Carmenere Piu, Inama

2013 Carmenere Piu, Inama
ref. INAM130 JUL16

Wine Variety: Carmenère is an historic Médocain grape variety, predating Cabernet Sauvignon in the vineyard of the Gironde's Left Bank. Its relation to other grapes has been better understood through DNA profiling and it seems that Carmenère, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc are all part of the Carmenet grouping of varietals i.e. are all related in some way. Carmenère was confused with Merlot for many years in such places as Chile and Italy, but in France, its plantings dwindled after the Phylloxera outbreak, as other vines offering more reliable fruit set (one of Carmenère's weaknesses) were substituted. As with Malbec in Argentina and Tannat in Uruguay, so Carmenère has become the signature grape of Chile, where experiments are well under way to find the best vineyard sites for this variety.

Wine Region: The Veneto has recently overtaken Sicily and Puglia to become the Italian region producing the most wine (in part, due to the surge in popularity of Pinot Grigio). A great deal of "glugging" wine is produced here; you'll remember the Soaves and Valpols of your youth - not much more than £2 a bottle and capable of causing enormous harm. Yet on the sloping sites, the best varieties of the Veneto - Corvina for the reds, Garganega for the whites - can produce superb examples.

Wine Producer: This organic winery is now over 40 years old and has become a benchmark for the wines of Soave. Where this red wine is produced - Colli Berici - carmenère vines have been planted on terrarossa soils since the mid-eighteenth century. 

 

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Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Carmenère
  Producer
Producer:
Inama
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
18°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13.5%
  Country
Country:
Italy
  Appellation
Appellation:
IGT Veneto Rosso
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2018
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Veneto
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • BBQ
  • Beef
  • Casseroles and Stews
  • Game
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Deep mulberry red. Very nutty nose: walnut aromas veneer the spicy, lightly smoky dark fruit. A dry nose and a complex one. Palate is medium bodied and really snappy, with walnut tannins that quickly become incisive and quite nippy-upright. Long, with this interestingly odd nutty-mineral grippy push to the finish. Good wine, for food, probably something fatty.

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