Stretching for 4,300km north to south but only 175km on average east to west, Chile can boast some of the most dramatic viticultural landscapes in the world. Usually nestled in valleys that run east to west, vineyards in the country can count on a mild, Mediterranean-like climate. The country is also, famously, phylloxera free, allowing for many vineyards to be planted ungrafted – a real rarity in the wine world! The next generation of winemakers seems to have found a new voice and are gaining confidence in experimenting with the grape and terroirs of their country. Chile now show wines of real interest and complexity and it is going from strength to strength!
The nose reveals intense red fruit, cherries and strawberries with earthy, mineral notes. Delicate, complex and concentrated, this wine has a soft, full palate, well-balanced acidity and supple tannins. Ideal companion for risotto.An area so cool people didn’t think grapes would grow here, that is until these biodynamic pioneers arrived and started making waves with their cool climate grapes. This...more
Bottle 75cl £20.38