A little Pais does Carmenere good! The J. Bouchon Canto Sur.
Sample submitted for review. The J. Bouchon Canto Sur has an SRP of $15 and can be found for as low as $12. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by Vine Connections. 1,500 cases imported.
After arriving to Chile from France in 1887, our great grandfather Emile Bouchon knew he needed to cultivate new roots in Chile for his future generations to grow.
Canto Sur is a wine that celebrates our great grandfather and our family’s Chilean identity. A traditional old-vine blend of Carmenere, Carignan and Pais, it is left unoaked to offer you the purest expression of fruit and reveal the true taste of Chile.
A few weeks ago we introduced you to the Pais varietal now making a comeback in Chile. (In fact we liked that wine so much it nabbed a spot on our 2018 Top 10 list!) If you haven’t yet had a chance to try or find that wine, or if jumping into a new variety scares you, today’s red blend offers an easy introduction.
The 2017 J. Bouchon Canto Sur begins with a pleasing aroma of red cherry and berries along with plenty of minty herbal notes and a hint of green pepper. Tasting the wine reveals savory flavors similar to the nose with an abundance of juicy fruit in the mouth. It ends dry and long with lots of lingering red fruit and herbs. It turns out a little Pais does Carmenere good! Not only is it tasty stuff but it takes the edge off the green pepper notes you find in so many Carmenere (and that I don’t personally appreciate).