New World wines refer to those produced outside of Europe, of which Chile is one. In the case of this South American country, their wine-producing pedigree is well established. Since the first grape vines were planted at the start of the 16th century, Chile has been producing an amazing range of wines, white and red.
In recent years, the quality of wines from this country has improved immensely. As well as full-bodied yet mellow reds, they have brought crisp white wines to the market and, most recently, some of the very best rosé wines too.
Chilean wines enjoy the fruits of the country’s unique topography. The cool Pacific Ocean borders it to the west and the snow-capped Andes sit on the eastern fringe. Add to this the dry, arid Atacama Desert to the north and Patagonia to the south, you can begin to appreciate the natural protection afforded on all sides to the vineyards of Chile.
Known for its red wines, white wines from Chile have been gathering favour with wine lovers across the globe. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a poor quality Chilean wine these days.
The Best Wine from Chile
Enjoying year-round warmth, the summers in Chile are long and hot. There is a Mediterranean climate here and for wine producers, this is the ideal climate. Most wine-producing regions in Chile are on the eastern seaboard where the cool sea breeze tempers the acidity in the grape courtesy of long, hot days.
What this means is juicy, flavoursome grapes, ripe for creating flavoursome wines. And the results are phenomenal, with a Chilean wine being one that many wine lovers will turn to time and again.
And that’s why we have amazing Chilean wines on offer. Chile is known for many great wines including Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, to name just two. You may also design to give a Sauvignon Balance from Chile a try, as well as expertly blended wines.
Red wines from Chiles bring a range of tastes and notes, from the depths and colours of plumb and berries to earthy flavours that caress the taste buds.
As you would expect, Chilean white wines enjoy an extra fizzle of acidity thanks to the combination of cooling sea breezes and heat. Expected plenty of citrus notes, along with a long, mellow yet spiced finish.
But if you think everything is mellow and serene, think again because there are many Chilean wines, both red and white, that pack a punch. Red Chile wine can bring about a depth of flavour that leaves a long, racy finish hovering on the palette. And although many white wines from Chile have crisp, mellow and slightly fruity notes, there are those that are equally as deep as their red counterparts.
The recent vintages of Chile wines are not be dubbed down. Harvesting before the summer rains have given wine producers some of the best vintages of the 21st century thus far.
Blended wine is also popular, with the grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec to name just four are blended to create chile’s own version of the classic Bordeaux Blend. The finest of blended wines, the fruit notes are unbelievable, tempered by accents of olives and pepper. Some vintages also harbour a smoky tinge too.
We know we are waxing lyrical and preaching to the converted when it comes to Chilean wines, so we’ll let our collection do the talking. Choose from elegant, deep red wines to crisp, fruity and zesty Chilean white wines.