Definition of Carmenére
- Cordova believes that Chile's wine industry will prosper even more as the world comes to recognize the unique characteristics of the varietal the country claims as its own, Carmenére.
- —Chris Hardman, Americas, July/August 2004
- The Carmenére grape has a strange history in Chile, where until recently growers mistook it for a late-ripening Merlot. This largely forgotten variety from Bordeaux was transported to Chile before it was nearly wiped out by phylloxera in France in the mid-nineteenth century.
- —Ruth Van Waerebeek, Food & Wine, June 2002