Carmenere Surprise: Brane-Cantenac to Use Varietal in Grand Vins



You probably know that in Margaux, six varietals are allowed: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc … yet in the past, Carmenere was and is still allowed. The problem until now is that it was difficult to ripen fully.

In my Decanter article, I explain the decision behind its revivival.


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