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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.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah and Merlot. Primus The Blend has ripe red and black berry fruit flavors with exotic spice. A full-bodied wine with a lingering finish.
The grapes are hand-picked, double sorted, fermented and left on more
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 more
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, ... more
Molina Vineyard. VII Region, Chile (Central Valley)
San Pedro and San Miguel Vineyard: Broad daytime-night time temperature differentials are perfect for good phenolic ripeness (tannins and anthocyanins).Purplish-ruby-red in color with intense ... more
Deep violet ruby-red.
Very fruity wine with spices aromas of plums, blackberries, and accompanied by intense notes of caramel, chocolate, and vanilla.
Soft, ripe tannins lend good structure and balance.2008: 90 ... more