(By Marina La Forgia) Chilean “Carmenere” wines are definitely a delicious and unique country trademark. And this wine made by prestigious winery Marques de Casa Concha is an example of its magnificence and versatility. For those who haven’t tried it yet or for those who wants to discover even more the typicity given by this exclusive terroir and its maturity potential, here you have this Carmenere blended with a 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon from DO Peumo in Cachapoal Valley that you can enjoy right now to feel the explosive fruity expression of cherries and plumbs and the strong body and structure. But if your budget allows you and if you are capable to wait, then keep another bottle in your cellar for a couple of years and then it will seduce you because of the elegance, smoothness and roundness this wine will absolutely get thanks to the year and a half that was already aged in oak French barrels. Salud!
(By Marina La Forgia) Let me introduce you to this very pleasant white wine from Bodegas Ontañon made with Viura, indigenous grape from Rioja. Vetiver is a good mix of terroir expression and winemaking. It combines intense tropical fruits aromas with some buttery and smoky notes that make it very original, onctuous and rich without losing any elegance and delicacy in the palate. Yes, it's a 2014 vintage which means "an aged white", and it really resumes the authentic Rioja style. However, at the same time this Vetiver is an innovative and audacious type of wine that I really loved to discover. It's good to get out of the comfort zone sometimes, wine tasting speaking...right?