Viu Manent General

El Incidente Carmenere 2010 in Wine Enthusiast magazine

February 2014

Our Carmenere icon El Incidente, was highlighted between the best Chilean Carmeneres with 92 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine!!

Article: “The Accidental Wine”. Wine Enthustast, March issue 2014.

Two decades ago, Jean-Michel Boursiquot, a French ampelographer hired to help wineries in Chile’s Maule Valley determine what grape varieties were in their oldest vineyards, dropped a bombshell on his clients. Thousands of acres that the Chileans had long thought were Merlot were actually an obscure variety called Carmenère.
“Carmen-what?” the Chileans asked.  riginally imported from Bordeaux, Carmenère can be green and herbaceous if the grapes aren’t picked fully ripe—hence the uneven reputation of Chilean “Merlot” in the early 1990s.

Share news