Carmenere deserves promotion to Premiership of grape varieties, says Atkin (Chile)

Carmenere deserves promotion to Premiership of grape varieties, says Atkin (Chile)

Carmenere, the indigenous Chilean grape variety, can now claim to have gained promotion to the so-called “Premiership” of first class wine varieties, according to wine critic and broadcaster, Tim Atkin MW. Speaking at wine producer Santa Rita Estates first South American Wine Workshop at London’s Altitude venue in Millbank Tower yesterday, Atkin said after that a chequered history, advances in the Chilean wine industry, which he likened to Carmenere getting a new manager, had now elevated Caremenere to Premiership status, reports Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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