Review: Inama Carmenere ‘Piu’ Veneto Rosso 2015

A unique Northern Italian take on Carmenere (and Merlot)
Inama Carmenere ‘Piu’ Veneto Rosso
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Reviewed on 08-02-2018
Rating B+
Style Red
Blend , Merlot
Vintage 2015
ABV 13.5%
Price $18.00 Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Dinner Parties, Drinking Outside the Lines, Wine Geeks

Drink If You Like

Carménère, Merlot , Sangiovese

The Full Review

Carménère is a grape that originated in Bordeaux, but today is mostly grown in Chile. In northeastern Italy, it has been grown since at least the 19th century, and is the principal grape in this unique and heady wine (along with 30% Merlot). Aromas include dry cocoa powder, black pepper, blackberries, and dried herbs. There’s not a trace of the green bell pepper aromas that are common in Carménère from Chile. Flavors include fresh blackberries and spice. Taking a sip is like stepping into a farmhouse in the hills of Verona. If you're curious to try a unique take on Carménère, or are a fan of smooth, robust Italian wine, pop open a bottle.