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The Carménère grape is primarily considered native to Chile, but its origins were planted in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, where it was commonly used to produce deep red wines. Carménère is very old and tends to be a difficult grape to grow. It's also thought to be the predecessor of many, better-known red grapes on the market today. 

Carménère produces wines that are very smooth and medium bodied. They often offer a plethora of ripe, red and black fruits, smokiness, spice and herbal notes. You may also discover flavours such as green bell peppers, leather, tobacco, and don’t be surprised if you detect a hint of dark chocolate, too.