The Best Chilean Wines
Have you ever tasted the Chilean Wine?
With its fruity and herbaceous notes, the Chilean Wine is one of the most appreciated by wine lovers.
Nowadays Chile is the fifth biggest exporter and the seventh producer of wine in the world.
Even though it has reached this level over the past 30 years, grapevines were planted in Chile since 1500 by the Spanish conquistadors.
Gradually, European immigrants brought a huge variety of grapevines and the wine production increased.
Until the end of the 20th century, Chilean wine was consumed only locally.
Then Chilean winemakers started exporting their products that became widely popular.
The interesting thing is that Chile produces many different varieties of wine, that reflect the diversity of its climate and land.
This narrow country between the sea and the mountains produces white and red wines, all very different and interesting.
So what are the best Chilean Wines?
Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the most famous: the Chilean version is slightly lighter and less tannic than the original one, but equally good.
Then we have Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, both with very fruity notes.
And there is also Carménère, a niche grape planted in Chile which is the sixth grape of Bordeaux.
The wine produced with this grape is perfect to pair with food and has interesting flavours such as black pepper and cocoa.
Syrah is another must-try: with its spicy notes it is one of the most interesting Chilean wines and ages very well.
Last but not least, the Chilean Pinot Noir is an intriguing wine that will win you off with its black cherry, plums and bergamot aromas.
If you are a wine lover, you must taste these amazing wines!
Which one would you start with?
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