Originally from Bordeaux, Carmenere was imported to Chile in the 19th century. Wiped out in Europe by phylloxera and misidentified as Merlot in South America, it was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in Chile in 1994. Once correctly identified and cultivated, viticulturists discovered that Chile's long growing season is ideally suited for the slow-ripening Carmenere grape. The lush fruit flavors and soft tannins of Root: 1 Carmenere reveal that the “lost grape of Bordeaux” has finally found its perfect home. A deep purple in color, aromas of plum, blackberry and spice are balanced by smooth tannins, delicate herbal notes and hints of vanilla.
The hot, dry climate of the Colchagua Valley is world renowned for producing concentrated Cabernets of exceptional quality. With elegant and ripe fruit flavors, Root:1 Cabernet is rich and full-bodied with black currant, mocha and chocolate notes.
The intense sun, cooling fog and coastal breezes of the Casablanca Valley provide an ideal climate for this fresh and expressive Pinot Noir. Aromas of wild strawberries, cherries and soft oak.
The Casablanca Valley's long growing season develops natural sugars to balance this varietal's characteristic acidity. Root:1 Sauvignon Blanc is noted for its crisp flavors and fresh citrus style.
A complex red wine with flavors of ripe plum, blackberry and spice.
A rich red wine with black currant, mocha and chocolate notes.
An elegant and crisp white wine with citrus notes and a fresh, clean finish.
A lively, medium-bodied red wine with ripe cherry flavors and silky tannins.