Chile is very good at making unpretentious, fruity wines at very reasonable prices …the best examples of the red wine grape varieties such as Cabernet or Merlot are delicious and juicy – white wine, especially Sauvignon Blanc is also crisp and fresh.
Chilean Cabernet has a characteristic cassis taste, while good Merlots tend to be soft and raspberry flavoured. Carmenere is Chile’s ‘own’ grape, making soft, plummy wines. Syrah from Colchagua is also worth a look…as for the white wines, crisp Sauvignons and ripe and elegant Chardonnays are the norm.
Tasting notes: Deep red cherry colour, seductive berry fruit, full body, soft on the palate leaving a graceful, chocolate, cinnamon flavour. From the famous wine producer Alvaro Espinoza. (suitable for Vegans) …click here to buy online at only £8.65
Grower: Produced by the great man himself, Alvaro Espinoza. Further to studying enology at both the Universities of Santiago and Bordeaux, Alvaro worked at such famous estates as Chateau Margaux and California’s Bonterra estate, before returning home to Chile.
Fully committed to both organic and bio-dynamic viticulture, he has adopted a bio-dynamic approach which has given birth to Emiliana Orgánico, a unique project in CHILE and pioneer in Latin America. This project is the result of the search of the maximum quality, through productive processes, which are shown in the final product, around the concern and respect for the ground, by sustentable agriculture, minimizing the artificial processes and the use of synthetic products, fundamentally seeking to anticipate the illnesses before treating them, which implies a very delicate work on each plant.
The vineyard also grows acacia trees to make homeopathic treatments, which are subsequently used in the wine – Alpacas and geese are free to roam around, acting as nature’s very own effective weed controllers.
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