With the Wine Lover’s Dinner Night just around the corner, we have been updating our wine list at Knockderry House.
We have a keen interest in wines, and our General Manager Kerrie particularly likes our Chilean Carménère.
With origins in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, the grape variety was struck by the Phylloxera plague in 1867 making it almost impossible to find the grape in France today. However in Chile, growers had been almost inadvertently growing the grape under the impression that it was Merlot. The dry Chilean climate meant that the crops were much healthier than those in France and there was no onset of Phylloxera plague. In 1994, researchers discovered that the grape variety was not in fact Merlot, but the much lesser known Carménère.
Our Chilean Carménère is a full bodied red and goes perfectly with red meat, such as a steak or even game.