Brix 22 pH 3.85 TA 4.0 g/L
Carmenere has become widely known as Chile's wine grape. This most old of the French Bordeaux varietals was virtually wiped from French vineyards after the Phylloxera plague of 1867 and never truly regained at foothold in France.
Fortunately, this grape was brought to Chile during that time where is largely survived in mistaken identity as Merlot. Truth be told, the Carmenere grape is one of the most interesting to grace the wine market in recent years.
Most often used in blends, but also done in single varietal form, this grape has the potential for cherry-like fruit flavors, and smoky even peppery aromatics.
If making wine from Chilean grapes, Carmenere is a "must do", for sure.
Destemmed Grape Must - Unpasteurized
Net Contents: 5 U.S. Gallons / 18.9L
Yeast, D254, in convenient sizes
Potassium Metabisulfite, 1 pound