Chilean Wine

  • Wine of the Week 24 – País without Prejudice

    … from a wider and wider range of interesting grapes. The days of Chilean wine only being made from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are well and truly over. It is now possible to get world class Chilean Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Roussanne amongst many other interesting grape…

    1 readers - Quentin Sadler's Wine Page
  • LCBO Vintages release – October 25, 2014 (WVN 203)

    … has increased steadily. This weekend there are 150 wines on offer and of these 36 are priced over $40 per bottle. We will go higher, I assure you. A partial reason for the high prices this weekend is the main feature: wines of Tuscany. There are some icons in the feature and this represents a great opportunity for collectors to update their cellars…

    W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader
  • Wine Reviews: South American Values

    … and apricot, hint of crushed rocks, actually quite deep and aromatically intriguing. Bright acid, light and crisp on the palate, with green apple peel, kiwi and green melon flavors. Very pretty, with floral perfume undertones and some cucumber water and mineral notes on the finish. Impressed, and craving seafood. (89 points IJB) Review: 2012 Barons de…

    3 readers - Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
  • Budget Wine: Frontera Pais Chile 2013

    … it was called Pais, until Cabernet and Carmenere gained popularity. It was recently discovered to be identical to the Palomino grape used in Spain to make Sherry. It has a long, glorious history but tends to be low in acidity and its high yield produces wine that lacks concentration. Plantings have been declining for years. Concha Y Toro the huge Latin…

    5 readers - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Wine Folly
  • Chilean Wine

    …, Moscatel, País and Torontel. The modern Chilean viticulture dates to the mid-19th century when migrated French winemakers brought varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon with them. As a typical Chilean, the old Bordeaux – grape Carmenere . In no region of the world, this grape is grown as professional and comprehensive as in Chile. With the grape…

    5 readers - Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblog