Chilean Wine

    Budget Wine: Frontera Pais Chile 2013

    …If you are familiar with the history of American wines you’ve heard of the Mission grape. This was the varietal grown by the early California missions that was quickly supplanted when Bordeaux varietals, which made more complex, age worthy wines, became available. The very same grape was the most widely planted varietal in Chile, where…

    4 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

    Errazuriz The Blend Collection White

    … Errazuriz The Blend Collection White One of the highlights of a recent meal with Francisco Baetting of Errazuriz. He was rather proud of this (and all the wines on show to be frank) the only wine of its type made in Chile. Strongly Rhone in style being a blend of 55% Roussanne, 30% Marsanne and 15% Viognier offering “hawthorn, white flower…

    4 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon

    Zurdo Carmenere Merlot Reserva 2013

    … be a bit disappointing in Chilean wines, but some thing more indistinctly herby, like it’s aiming for mint, but got distracted by basil. It’s not unpleasant, just unusual. The flavour doesn’t linger too long, it’s not a wine to savour. I don’t think it’s one to set aside to develop either. I’d put it in the drink soon category, but if you have some…

    7 readers - By Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops

    Budget Wine: Marchigue Carmenere Reserva Colchagua Valley 2012

    …I am a fan of unusual wines, especially when they are inexpensive. With the hundreds if not thousands of wines available on any city block, 1/2 of them tasting so much alike, it is cause for celebration when you find something strikingly different. On that score Carmenere almost always delivers. Although originally a Bordeaux varietal, it is now…

    4 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

    Vino De Eyzaguirre Wine in the Sack Syrah Colchagua Valley 2012

    …Nostalgia is something to be avoided especially when what you long for is unworthy—such as a bottle of red wine enrobed in a straw basket. Back in the day when battery acid mixed with alcohol was considered cultcha, Chianti in straw baskets was the go-to wine when you only had a few bucks in your pocket. So I couldn’t resist this Chilean Syrah—I…

    11 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

    The Real Frontier of Chilean Wine

    …We spoke with Chilean wine expert, Jake Pippin, the National Chile Manager for premium wine importer Vine Connections. Pippin travels to Chile frequently and observes the wine, regions and terroir. Wines from Chile have been getting attention and it’s no surprise because there is so much good cheap wine available. However, despite the great values…

    18 readers - By Wine Folly

    Chilean Wine

    …, and on the refinement of the vine plants can be completely omitted. Chilean Wine Facts 7th World Wine Production (2013) m Total Wine Exports Value (2013) 23% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Sauvignon Blanc 12% Carmenere 12% Chardonnay 11% Merlot 29% Others m Liter Total Wine Production (2013) Red…

    5 readers - By Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblog