envelope

$18.94
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Alta Vista Malbec Grande Reserve 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2014 Grande Reserva Malbec is sourced from two dry-farmed vineyards in Maule, one of them the Constanza Vineyard they also bottle...
$16.24
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

De Martino Carmenere Reserva Legado 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - A dense and flavorful red with dried berry and fresh herb aromas and flavors. Full to medium body, velvety tannins. Lightly chewy...
$33.24
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

De Martino Cinsault Viejas Tinajas 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Cinsault was a fashionable vine to plant in Itata in the 1930s, to add some color to the local pais. These old, dry-farmed vines in the...
$33.24
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Koyle Pinot Noir Costa 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Sourced from Colchagua Costa, the part of the valley closer to the sea with a great marine influence, the 2014 Costa Pinot Noir is from...
$21.84
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Marques De Casa Concha Chardonnay 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Clean, silky and juicy with bright acidity and tangy fruit; fresh, balanced and long. - The Tasting Panel.
$24.24
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Marques De Casa Concha Merlot 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Aromas of balsam wood, sandalwood-scented soap, blackberry and rubber feed into a drawing palate with abrasive tannins. A heavy oak...
$20.64
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Alpha 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - A beautiful and balanced wine with blackcurrant and sweet tobacco character. Medium to full body. Stone and currant. Rose petal. Always...

2014 Chile Valle Central

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.

Chile is a fascinating country when it comes to wines and viticulture, and by far the most internationally renowned wine region in the country is the Valle Central. This expansive valley is located close to the Chilean capital of Santiago, and stretches between the Maipo Valley and Maule Valley, a long, winding fault through the mountainous regions of the country which is now almost completely covered by vineyards producing wines of exquisite character. The region itself may well be associated with the 'New World' of wines, but in actual fact, vineyards have been cultivated around the Maipo valley since the 16th century, when settlers from Europe brought vines across the ocean with which to make sacramental wines. A wide range of grape varietals thrive in the hot climate of Valle Central, from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines the country is most famous for, to Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Carmenere.