Chilean Red Wines

Chile can safely boast that it has been one of the biggest success stories in the world of wine in the last ten years. The vineyards in Chile stretch over seven hundred miles north to south in a series of lush valleys between the Andres and the Coastal Ranges. It has a very similar climate to California, which lends itself favourably to reds. The best vineyards are sited on the west facing slopes of the Andes, which benefit from cool evening temperatures producing high levels of acidity and good concentration of fruit. Carmenere is Chile’s signature red wine grape. It is a deep, dark purple in colour and it needs a long growing season to reach its full potential. Rich in berry fruits and spice, with a smooth and well rounded tannins, make this a very easy to drink red which is selling in its thousands around the world.