Saved from extinction, Chile’s revival of the Carmenere is something to celebrate. This wine comes to your glass from a 19th century family-run vineyard in Colchagua Valley. Its violet hue and blow-your-mind nose of plum and spice is nothing compared to its deliciously afternoonifed taste.
Wine Enthusiast has declared this wine to be a "Top 100 Best Buy" of 2016!
Culinary Delights to serve with our CaRMENERE
Thai Vegetarian Curry is a vegan and gluten free dish, perfect for as the weather gets colder. The spiciness of the sauce is a great compliment to the Carmenere.
Cazuela de Vaca Stew is a Chilean specialty that is a great one dish meal. Paired with this medley of vegetables (including pumpkin!) and braised beef, the wine's complex flavors are at their best.
Archer Roose winemaker, Luca Hodgkinson, believes wine is all about connection. "The connection between taste of a wine and the pleasure it brings, to the soil and land it has been produced from, is the essence of life." This ethos drives Luca to champion sustainable methods for all of our partners and to produce more natural wines.
As wine lovers, Luca believes we are perennial explorers. "Diversity is the beauty of wine and the best way to learn more is through travel... Wine is about experiences." This can be for far-flung sojourns or at the home with family and friends.
Favorite recipe: Escamarlans amb pollastre i xocolata, a catalan dish of prawns, chicken in a wine and chocolate sauce.
Favorite toast: "Let’s drink to grief, let’s drown it, comrade of my wretched youth, where is the jar? Pour out and down it, wine will make us less uncouth!"
Home to the "huaso" (Chilean cowboys), the Colchagua Valley is increasingly gaining recognition as one of the world's top wine regions. With its soil of clay, sand, and decomposed granite, it is perfect conditions for Carmenere.
INTEGRATING OLD & NEW
Built on a hacienda dating back to the early nineteenth century, this winery is laden with history. 70-year old cement tanks are still part of the winemaking process, but they are still striving to innovate having just installed solar irrigation.