To understand how to crack the +£10 wine barrier, Chilean producer Concha y Toro hosted a blind tasting and discussion with key members from across the UK trade
The most notable development in the Chilean wine industry today is an urge to look towards the country’s past, and with that, a focus on the more southerly part of the nation.
While many changes are taking place within Chile to improve grape quality, it is the increasingly extreme plantings that is the most remarkable development.
There’s no continent more closely associated with the ‘wine icon’ than South America, and no country more adapt at creating them than Chile.
Wines of the Beautiful South returned to Kensington Olympia for its second year with a new set-up and an increase in attendance.
Chile’s Pinot Noirs are rapidly improving in quality, helped by ageing vines, cool-climate coastal locations, and a couple of Burgundian winemakers.
It might not be as sensationalist as the launch of a new product, but there’s an important stylistic shift occurring among an increasing number of Chile’s reds.
While Chile is best known for its Bordeaux blends, it’s Mediterranean grapes that are becoming an increasing focus for the country’s winemakers.
An unirrigated future may not be complete hell, discovers Chilean winemaker, Aurelio Montes.
As part of a move to more southerly wine regions, particularly Itata, Chile is starting to create varietal and blended products using the País grape.
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