Carmenère joins Chile’s Yali range

06 August, 2010

Chile’s Viña Ventisquero has added Three Lagoons Carmenère 2008 to its Yali range.

Three Lagoons is Yali’s top-tier brand, named after a string of lakes in the state-protected El Yali wetland zone, close to Ventisquero’s winery. It will initially be exclusive to Sainsbury’s.

Sales director Américo Hernández said that, as Chile’s signature grape, it was fitting for the Carmenère to be first in the range to gain a major listing. “Yali is known for flying the green flag, but it’s also proud of its provenance,” said Hernández. ?“As you would expect from a good Chilean Carmenère, this wine is fresh and fruity, with notes of blackberries and black pepper.”?The wine, a blend of 85% Carmenère and 15% Syrah, was sourced from a single vineyard planted on loam and clay soils in Trinidad, in the coastal Maipo Valley. It has an rrp of £9.99.

Bookmark this

Site Search


English wine: a happy harvest for Christmas

All across England and Wales, vineyards are being harvested. Down winding country lanes come armies of welly-wearing conscripts wielding secateurs and buckets, ready to reap the rewards of our vines. Happily they come, their cheeks ruddy with pride. Half an hour later they’re crawling over muddy clods with lacerated hands, drenched in claggy juice and cold sweat, as if ploughing through an endurance race.

Click for more »
Upcoming events


Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know