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Chilean WineChile is a large and still growing source for inexpensive red and white wines. They are also growing more and more truly fine wines, such as Casa Lapostolles Don Melchor. To date, they have made their mark with the same international varietals seen around the world: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
One interesting story that came out of Chile is the rediscovery of Carmenere. Originally a Bordeaux blending grape, it was not replanted in Bordeaux after phyloxera destroyed their vineyards around the turn of the 20th Century. At the end of that century, it was found growing in Chile, where it had been mistaken for Merlot. There is talk of Chile using Carmenere to distinguish itself from the pack, much as Malbec and done for Argentina.
91 Pts, Wine Enthusiast
This Cabernet-led blend of four grapes opens with slightly medicinal, granular aromas of latex and iodine, but with time earthy black-fruit scents take over. Primus delivers a dense, meaty mouthfeel ... click for more details
The diversity of aspects and microclimates on the Veramonte estate allow Merlot to mature fully and naturally in a region that might otherwise be too cool for producing red varietals featuring ripe fruit flavors.
Our Merlot vineyards enjoy extended click for more details
Bright and vivid dark ruby red.
Cherries and pepper aromas with a slight touch of cacao.
Elegant, round and full-bodied wine, with a long lasting aftertaste.Fruity character, with aromas of cherries and a slight touch of cacao: click for more details
Brilliant ruby red color with purple hints.
Very expressive nose of fresh red fruit such as cherries and plums.
Good structure with polished, elegant and juicy tannins. Medium body and a long finish.Elegant, ... click for more details