El Grano Rapel Valley Carmenère Red 2019

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A natural red wine with peppery berry fruit flavors, bright acidity, and easy-drinking tannins with a grip!

Tasting Notes: Sour cherries, cinnamon, vanilla, and dark chocolate!

Pairing Suggestions: Ground Turkey Pasta, Grilled Lamb Chops with Balsamic Mushrooms

Curico Valley, Chile

Type: Red | Vintage: 2019 | Sulfur: Minimal | Varietal: Carménère | Alcohol: 13.5% | Production: Biodynamic | Style: Food Wine

Producer Profile

In 2002, a decade after he sold his Domaine des Roches Neuves in the Loire Valley, consultant Oenologist Denis Duveau decided to start making terroir-driven wines from Carmenere grapes in his  45-ha-vineyard in the Curico valley, Chile. Four years later, his son Grégoire joined him and  now operates the domaine.

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About Natural Wine

Great question! There are a lot of definitions for natural wine with the main term you'll hear being that it has had minimal intervention. To be more specific, our definition is that the wine must first be sustainably farmed, which typically means it was organically or biodynamically farmed.

Then, in the cellar the natural winemaking process has some differences as well! The wine is typically unfined, unfiltered, and goes through spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts. If you want to know more about what natural wine is, we have an entire guide under our reference section!

The short answer is that natural wine can taste like any other kind of conventional wine (we like to call these stealth natural wines) or it can taste quite a bit different, as production methods can vary and potentially be lighter, or in a style you've never had before (like orange, pet-nat or amphora).

The natural wine community is also more accepting of some qualities in wines that conventional would consider a flaw, like Brett, some oxidation, or volatile acidity. We would consider these in high amounts to also be a flaw, but in many cases a touch of these qualities can ultimately improve their flavor and texture and be happily accepted in a natural wine.

To find out more about what natural wine tastes like, check out our full blog and podcast on the topic here.

The short answer is, no! But many are. Glou-glou describes winesthat are easily chuggable, impossible to put the glass down, and seductively delicious! They tend to be young and fresh, designed to be drunk early with an average ABV of around 10%. Check out different styles or glou glou natural wine here on our site.