Chilean Red Wines

Chile is probably the biggest success story in the world of wine in the last ten years. There’s a vast array of inexpensive Chilean red wine everywhere, but the quality varies enormously. It’s vineyards stretch over seven hundred miles north to south in a series of lush valleys between the Andes and the Coastal Ranges. Just like California, and with a very similar climate, Chile’s vineyards are more affected by their location east to west between two mountain ranges, rather than north to south. Whereas east facing slopes of the Coastal Ranges receive less rainfall and warmer temperatures, the best vineyards are sited on the west facing slopes of the Andes, which benefit from cool night time temperatures producing high levels of acidity and good concentration of fruit.

Like Argentina, Chile is capable of producing some world class reds, and some whites too, most noticeably Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. If you avoid the mass produced low end brands it’s possible to find some exceptional wines which are fantastic value for money.

Descorchados 90 Points 

A lovely wine from an artisan family winery producing wines in a natural style. The winery was built on a gravity feed system and uses pneumatic presses to extract only the best juice. They practice sustainable farming and winemaking. 

Very deep opaque ruby, red fruit on the nose and big legs sticking to the side of the glass.

Soft and silky on the palate with red and black fruit flavours, and good palate cleansing acidity on the long finish.

Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£14.99

Descorchados 90 Points 

A lovely wine from an artisan family winery producing wines in a natural style. The winery was built on a gravity feed system and uses pneumatic presses to extract only the best juice. They practice sustainable farming and winemaking. 

Very deep opaque ruby, red fruit on the nose and big legs sticking to the side of the glass.

Soft and silky on the palate with red and black fruit flavours, and good palate cleansing acidity on the long finish.

Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£14.99

This is superb.

Deep ruby in colour. Big fruit, bold and punchy nicely tempered by the oak. It’s very smooth with gentle acidity.

Highly recommended.

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Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£19.99

This is superb.

Deep ruby in colour. Big fruit, bold and punchy nicely tempered by the oak. It’s very smooth with gentle acidity.

Highly recommended.

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Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£19.99

Tim Atkin 91 Points 
James Suckling 89 Points 
Descorchados 91 Points 

A unique wine fermented with Japanese Sake yeast allowing for much cooler fermentation. Aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks for 12 months to gain complexity.

This is a true artisan Pinot Noir, elegant and soft with red fruit flavours and well balanced acidity. Great any time but particularly good with the turkey!

 This is a poor photoshopped image Рthe wine is in a very impressive heavyweight dumpy bottle and looks fantastic (makes a great gift!)

Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£17.99

Tim Atkin 91 Points 
James Suckling 89 Points 
Descorchados 91 Points 

A unique wine fermented with Japanese Sake yeast allowing for much cooler fermentation. Aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks for 12 months to gain complexity.

This is a true artisan Pinot Noir, elegant and soft with red fruit flavours and well balanced acidity. Great any time but particularly good with the turkey!

 This is a poor photoshopped image Рthe wine is in a very impressive heavyweight dumpy bottle and looks fantastic (makes a great gift!)

Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
No Wood Used : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£17.99

Tim Atkin 96 Points 
95 Points Best Cab Franc from Chile Descorchados 2017 
93 Points Robert Parker 
94 Points James Suckling 

Maquis is uniquely situated at the convergence of two rivers on clay, alluvial soils making it potentially the best site in Chile for Cabernet Frank which inspired them to make this stunning wine.

It’s big and silky with red and black fruits with a light spice, then big vanilla coming through on the long finish.

This is something special.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£40.00

Out of stock

Tim Atkin 96 Points 
95 Points Best Cab Franc from Chile Descorchados 2017 
93 Points Robert Parker 
94 Points James Suckling 

Maquis is uniquely situated at the convergence of two rivers on clay, alluvial soils making it potentially the best site in Chile for Cabernet Frank which inspired them to make this stunning wine.

It’s big and silky with red and black fruits with a light spice, then big vanilla coming through on the long finish.

This is something special.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£40.00

Out of stock

90 points Tim Atkin 
93 Points Descorchados 

An excellent addition to the Maquis range from this superb Chilean winery. Thier super premium Franco is sensational and this is fantastic too at a more affordable price.

90% Cabernet Franc, 9% Carm√©n√®re &¬†1% Cabernet Sauvignon. I don’t have my tasting notes to hand so going from memory only, this is a delicious wine. Big, opulent and very smooth. It’s a bargain at this price.

 

No Wood Used : No
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£17.99

90 points Tim Atkin 
93 Points Descorchados 

An excellent addition to the Maquis range from this superb Chilean winery. Thier super premium Franco is sensational and this is fantastic too at a more affordable price.

90% Cabernet Franc, 9% Carm√©n√®re &¬†1% Cabernet Sauvignon. I don’t have my tasting notes to hand so going from memory only, this is a delicious wine. Big, opulent and very smooth. It’s a bargain at this price.

 

No Wood Used : No
Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£17.99

94 Points Descorchados 
92 Points james Suckling 
92 Points Robert Parker 

Maquis is a superb artisan family winery at the confluence of two rivers at the feet of the Andes. This “Lien” was their only wine for the first five years but they have sinced introduced others. It’s a fantastic blend, made in a natural style.

Typical big Chilean nose. In the mouth it is soft and very smooth, elegant and perhaps more savoury than powerful and punchy.

It’s a great wine as you can see from it’s awards.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£25.00

94 Points Descorchados 
92 Points james Suckling 
92 Points Robert Parker 

Maquis is a superb artisan family winery at the confluence of two rivers at the feet of the Andes. This “Lien” was their only wine for the first five years but they have sinced introduced others. It’s a fantastic blend, made in a natural style.

Typical big Chilean nose. In the mouth it is soft and very smooth, elegant and perhaps more savoury than powerful and punchy.

It’s a great wine as you can see from it’s awards.

Sulphite Level : Very Low
Johns Rating :

£25.00

A lovely wine in that typical Chilean style. Aged in oak for 8 months.

The wine is soft with cherry flavours, very smooth with a dry finish.

Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£16.99

A lovely wine in that typical Chilean style. Aged in oak for 8 months.

The wine is soft with cherry flavours, very smooth with a dry finish.

Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£16.99

Ruby in colour with a very natural nose (reminiscent of Phillipe Viret’s wines). Incidentally the name “Pach” means earth.

Good fruit with balanced oak, soft and round with earthy notes and a hint of residual sugar on the finish.

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Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£14.99

Ruby in colour with a very natural nose (reminiscent of Phillipe Viret’s wines). Incidentally the name “Pach” means earth.

Good fruit with balanced oak, soft and round with earthy notes and a hint of residual sugar on the finish.

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Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Vegan : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£14.99

The “Terroir Hunter” range is from small plots of special¬†vineyards matched to specific varietals¬†to¬†show off Chile’s potential.

 

We are on the 2016. Limited quantity available at this special price.

Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£19.99

The “Terroir Hunter” range is from small plots of special¬†vineyards matched to specific varietals¬†to¬†show off Chile’s potential.

 

We are on the 2016. Limited quantity available at this special price.

Free Sulphur :
Sustainable Farming : Yes
Sulphite Level : Low
Johns Rating :

£19.99

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