The not so basic history of Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most popular white wines in the world! Originating in France’s Burgundy region, then slowly trickling in to wine regions all around the world, chardonnay is rich with history. Chardonnay is a “noble grape”, a title given to what are considered the original grapes of old world. While it is one…

POrta Carménère Reserva

From the Maipo Valley in Chile, a traditional French vineyard region in Chile, this wine has a beautiful and clear garnet red color. The medium acidity level made it refreshing and would pari well with food similar to a pinot noir. It had soft tannins, lush dark berry, green bell pepper, and slight menthol notes…

CarménÈre

Carménère is one of the oldest noble grape varietals and has a fascinating history. Originally a favorite of Bordeaux, it used to be a main staple for first growths in Medoc, it was wiped out after the Great French Wine Blight between 1858 and 1863. Carménère was a very difficult grape to cultivate as it…