Region: Maipo Valley, Chile
Varietals: 97 percent Carmenère & 3 percent Petit Verdot
Production: 1,000 cases
Alcohol: 13.5 percent
Tasting Notes: Viña Ventisquero started small with just one vineyard and winery: Trinidad in Chile’s Maipo Valley. Since 2000, it has grown to include the Yali and Ramirana brands as well as vineyards in Lolol, Casablanca, Colchagua and Leyda. Despite such phenomenal growth, Ventisquero continues to produce only estate-grown wines and remains committed to sustainability. The 2011 Grey Carmenère comes from a single block of the winery’s original Trinidad Vineyard. It features black fruit flavors with earthy and peppery notes and smooth, velvety tannins.
Food Pairings: Peppered steak, carnitas, spicy chicken wings, pasta with mushrooms
For more information, visit Viña Ventisquero’s official website
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