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Rated 95 - The 2021 Hub, named after jazz trumpet player Freddie Hubbard because the wine comes from a higher and...
Rated 96 - The pure Cinsault 2021 Miles was dedicated to Miles Davis and produced with grapes from an old vineyard in...
Rated 95 - The single-vineyard Cinsault 2021 Monk comes from a rented vineyard in Guarilihue-Tiajacura on silt and...
Rated 95 - The new País 2021 Bluepit was bottled later because Parra found the tannins needed a longer élevage. It...
Winery Pedro Parra
Chile has a long and rich wine history which dates back to the Spanish conquistadors of the 16th century, who were the first to discover that the wonderful climate and fertile soils of this South American country were ideal for vine cultivation. It has only been in the past forty or fifty years, however, that Chile as a modern wine producing nation has really had an impact on the rest of the world. Generally relatively cheap in price,Whilst being widely regarded as definitively 'New World' as a wine producing country, Chile has actually been cultivating grapevines for wine production for over five hundred years. The Iberian conquistadors first introduced vines to Chile with which to make sacramental wines, and although these were considerably different in everything from flavor, aroma and character to the wines we associate with Chile today, the country has a long and interesting heritage when it comes to this drink. Chilean wine production as we know it first arose in the country in the mid to late 19th century, when wealthy landowners and industrialists first began planting vineyards as a way of adopting some European class and style. They quickly discovered that the hot climate, sloping mountainsides and oceanic winds provided a perfect terroir for quality wines, and many of these original estates remain today in all their grandeur and beauty, still producing the wines which made the country famous.