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Learn About Carménère Wine: Grapes, Wine, Region, and Pairings

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 4, 2021 • 4 min read

Misunderstood and underappreciated for most of its history, the carménère grape is like the unpopular high-schooler who becomes successful and well-liked after leaving their hometown for college. A plague chased carménère out of Europe, but the warmer climes of Chile in South America turned out to be just what this unique grape needed to reach its fullest potential.