The protests continue, db walks the streets, drinks Burgundy and looks for typos in unusual places.
Don Melchor hosted its first “parcel” tasting this week with head winemaker Enrique Tirado explaining the complexities of parcel selection and blending.
Concha y Toro UK has announced Tesco’s Andy Gale as its new head of new business and technical development.
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.
There’s no continent more closely associated with the ‘wine icon’ than South America, and no country more adapt at creating them than Chile.
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.
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.
Concha y Toro is to launch a País and Cinsault blend from old vines in Maule and the Itata Valley under its upmarket Marqués de Casa Concha label.
Concha y Toro is bringing down the alcohol level of its Casillero del Diablo Cabernet in a bid to make it more “drinkable”.
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