Chile’s dynamic wine scene occupies plenty of shelf space these days and for reasons that extend way beyond economics. From Cabernet Sauvignon to Carmenere, Chardonnay to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir to Syrah, Chile is turning out worthy wines at very fair price points.
Though Chile’s wine reputation was founded on good wine at modest pricing, recent years have seen an explosion in Chile’s varietal diversity, cool-climate, coastal vineyard plantings and an extended focus on the premium wine category. Dramatic geography (the Andes east, Pacific Ocean west, Atacama Desert north and Patagonian Ice Fields south) and accommodating irrigation systems work in tandem to bring Chile’s vines the right mix of sun, soil and snowmelt.
With plenty of international interest and a healthy mix of both Old World and New World vinification philosophies working the wines of Chile, finding a Chilean wine to suit a variety of tastes, styles, palate preferences and price points is a snap. Want to learn more about the Wines of Chile? Check it out here.