I’m Dreaming of a Red Christmas

During the holidays, there’s nothing better than warming up with a glass of red wine. I did that just the other night with Literatura de Chile Reserva Carménère 2013.

It’s from Rapel Valley in Chile, a large wine-producing region that produces roughly a quarter of all Chilean wine. The warm, dry region makes a wide range of wine styles, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Carménère. Carménère in particular is a dark-skinned grape variety originally from the vineyards of Bordeaux.

This wine is deep dark burgundy in color and has long legs on the glass. It has a dark fruit aroma, like cherry. It translates onto palate, and is smooth, earthy and peppery. It’s light on the tongue and mouth. I found it online for about $13. I paired it with a festive, Christmas background. 3.5/5.

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