Miguel Torres, Reserva de Pueblo País 2013
Central Valleys, Chile, Dry Red, Screwcap, 12.0% abv
Carmenere is regarded by many as Chile's 'signature grape', but there are moves afoot to rehabilitate one of the most common grapes of the country, País. Traditionally used only for cheap wines for local consumption, Torres have vinified this País using the carbonic maceration technique - common in the wines of Beaujolais - to give a wine that bursts with sweet black cherries on the nose, before a fresh and medium weight palate with a soft tannin structure, plenty of black fruit and a well-balanced finish. Watch the video for more information and food matching ideas. Stocks are moving from the 2013 to 2014 vintage at time of writing.
£7.25-£7.95, The Wine Society, Slurp. See all stockists on wine-searcher.com.