The Bottles / The Reds

Carmenere Più

VENETO ROSSO I.G.T.

Type | red

Grapes | 85% Carmenere - 15% Merlot

Impressions

Vivid ruby core with a narrow purple rim.
Elegant nose of small dark berries, cocoa and black pepper.
Balanced, fresh palate, fruity and spicy, integrated tannins and length.

The wine

Carmenere has a unique story to tell (see slide “THE GRAPES OF OUR TERRITORY: Carmenere”): A new wine with a great personality; a Veneto wine to present to customers as an alternative to Valpolicella.
Inama is the first estate to create an important project with the Carmenere in the Colli Berici area and to give an identity to this variety with a new DOC: Colli Berici Carmenere Riserva (see: Oratorio di San Lorenzo).
This product, at the moment, has no competitors in Europe.
Philosophy: All the vineyards are set up to produce reserve wines. Each season, we decide which plot will be used for the reserve wines or for the entry-level wines.

 

Characteristics

85% Carmenere – 15% Merlot.
Low yields – average of 50 hl per hectare.
12 months in used barriques.
Biological viticulture.

Combinations

Pancetta and salami with garlic, grilled pork. Polenta, mushrooms, and cheese.
With local traditional dishes: Val Liona DOP ham, local Sopressa Veneta DOP, bigoli with duck.
With vegetables: Pasta with beans.

Label

This label was designed by Michela Coltro, an artist from San Bonifacio. The intention is to describe this wine, produced since 2005, at the beginning of Inama’s Carmenere project, as something young and lively, yet still classic and respectful of the style used for all the other labels. The idea was to design a cherub holding a cornucopia of fruit (classic figure) from which a bunch of red grapes comes out: Our Carmenere.

higHlights

Carmenere Più 2016
91 pt. James Suckling

Carmenere Più 2015 
89 pt. James Suckling

Carmenere Più 2014 
92 pt. James Suckling, 
92 pt. Luca Maroni
“Grande vino” Slowine 2018

Carmenere Più 2013
93 pt. James Suckling, 
89 pt. Wine spectator

Carmenere Più 2012
91 p. James Suckling,
90 p. Falstaff,  Time Magazine – 25 Absolute Best Wines for Summer 2015