Red Wine Chile
Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Carmenere
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Carmenere is a crowd-pleaser! It's bursting with juicy blackberry and dark cherry flavors, along with hints of toasted oak, tobacco and spice. Its robust body and smooth finish make it a favorite for any occasion – from casual dinners to special celebrations. Enjoy this Chilean classic for its complexity and depth of flavor – you won't be disappointed!
A Little Trivia
The winery Casas del Bosque is located in the Casablanca Valley and has the unique distinction of being Chile's first 'green' winery. The facility sources all its energy from solar power, uses water sustainably and has a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. In addition, each vintage of their Gran Reserva Carmenere is made with grapes grown in different vineyards throughout Chile, giving it a special and individual character!
History of This Wine
Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Carmenere was first produced in 1997, and has since become one of Chile's most popular wines. The winery is located in the Casablanca Valley, which is known for its cool climate and ideal conditions for producing high-quality Carmenere. The wine is made from grapes grown on the estate's vineyards, which are planted with a selection of clones that have been carefully chosen to produce the best possible expression of the variety.
The 1997 vintage was particularly successful, and it quickly became one of Chile's most sought-after wines. In 2003, Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Carmenere was awarded a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge in London, further cementing its reputation as an excellent example of Chilean Carmenere. Since then, it has continued to be highly acclaimed by critics and consumers alike. Notable vintages include 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 - all of which have earned high scores from renowned wine critics such as Robert Parker and James Suckling.
What To Serve With This Wine?
The Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Carmenere is a full-bodied red wine with intense and complex aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, and spice. It pairs well with roasted meats such as lamb or beef, as well as grilled vegetables. It also goes well with hard cheeses such as Gouda and Parmesan, and can even stand up to spicier dishes like Mexican or Indian cuisine.