The Carménère grape originated in Bordeaux, but was thought to have been wiped out in the mid 1860s. Fast forward to the 1990s and Carménère was rediscovered in Chile! Not exactly brought back from the dead, but it turned out that before it died out winemakers had taken cuttings from Bordeaux over to South America. These had been mistaken for Merlot (as the vines look very similar). Over the last 25 years Carménère has become the flagship grape of Chile, and De Martino were the first producers to bottle a single varietal Carménère wine in 1996. So with their unique affinity for this grape, they were the perfect people to turn to for something unique... In this case a top quality Carménère with bottle age.