Chile

Chile is a New World wine region with a long wine-making history – dating back to the 16th century in Chile’s Central Valley. Chile is now the fourth largest exporter of wines in the world, the seventh largest producer and the largest importer of bulk wine into the US. Massive diversification in the last 20 years coupled with ideal growing conditions and significant investment from international winemakers have turned Chile into a wine powerhouse. The story of Chile continues to develop with its acclaimed wines and tremendous value taking center stage. Let Vine Ventures help you explore Chile’s wine country and help you find what’s missing in your current Chilean portfolio.

Featured Selections from our Chilean Portfolio:

Brand Name – Green House
Varietal (s) – Sauvignon Blanc
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Central Valley

Tasting Profile

Pale straw in color with green highlights. Citrus fruits jump out of the glass, with aromas of lime, grapefruit and tropical fruit mingling with a hint of freshly cut grass. The palate is crisp, with mouth- watering acidity and flavors of lemon, lime, grapefruit and pineapple. Pair with shellfish, white fish or salad. (Bright, Citrus, Refreshing)

Wine Notes

With bright grapefruit flavors usually found in New Zealand Sauv Blanc and ripe lemon-lime flavors generally found in Sauv Blanc from California, Chilean Sauvignon Blanc combines the best of both worlds, and can be recommended to drinkers of either style. This is a great bottle to suggest to customers that are hosting a dinner party as a pre-dinner wine – Sauvignon Blanc’s acidity literally makes the drinker’s mouth water, stimulating their appetite.

Region

Stretching for over 250 miles from North to South, Valle Central is Chile’s largest and most famous wine region. Encompassing four appellations, – Maipo Valley, Rapel Valley, Curico Valley and Maule Valley – the region produces a wide variety of grapes and styles. Nestled between the Chilean Coast Range and the Andes, the climate here can ranges from hot on the valley floor to cool in the high elevations of the Andes foothills.

Brand Name – Green House
Varietal (s) – Cabernet Sauvignon
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Central Valley

Tasting Profile

Violet with ruby highlights in the glass. The nose is intense, with aromas of berry cobbler and currant. Ripe berry flavors continue on the full-bodied palate, where they are complemented by ripe tannins and balanced acidity. Pairs well with pasta tossed with your favorite sauce, grilled burgers or soft cheese. (Raspberry, Black Currant, Ripe Fruit)

Wine Notes

This is an uncomplicated Cabernet, perfect for casual get together or neighborhood barbecues. Aged in stainless steel and with some residual sugar, this is a good recommendation for customers looking for a crowd-pleasing, fruit-forward Cabernet.

Region

Stretching for over 250 miles from North to South, Valle Central is Chile’s largest and most famous wine region. Encompassing four appellations, – Maipo Valley, Rapel Valley, Curico Valley and Maule Valley – the region produces a wide variety of grapes and styles. Nestled between the Chilean Coast Range and the Andes, the climate here can ranges from hot on the valley floor to cool in the high elevations of the Andes foothills.

Brand Name – Enalto Limited Edition
Varietal (s) – Cabernet Sauvignon
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Maipo Valley

Tasting Profile

Elegant in nature with inviting aromas of red fruits, black pepper, and integrated vanilla notes. Medium-bodied with balanced acidity, fine tannins and a long finish. Aged for 18 months in French oak. Enjoy with mature cheeses, red meats, or vegetable kabobs. (Medium-bodied, Red Fruits, Fine Vanilla)

Region

Maipo Valley is the closest wine region to the country’s capital, Santiago, and it is considered to be the birthplace of the Chilean wine industry. Vines have been growing in this valley for 150 years. It is nestled between two mountain ranges, the Andes and the Coastal Mountains. Maipo Valley includes over 7000 acres of vineyards, more than half of which are dedicated to producing Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet blends.

Brand Name – Chilano Reserva Especial
Varietal (s) – Carmenere
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Central Valley

Tasting Profile

Intense ruby red in color with enticing aromas of ripe plum, baking spices, chocolate and vanilla. Medium-bodied with ripe red fruit flavors, fresh acidity and a smooth finish. A versatile wine that is perfect for pairing with soft cheeses, pasta, spicy cuisines such as Indian or Thai food, roasted white meats, and grilled vegetable kabobs.  (Medium-Bodied, Ripe Plumb, Baking Spices)

Region

Stretching for over 250 miles from North to South, Valle Central is Chile’s largest and most famous wine region. Encompassing four appellations, – Maipo Valley, Rapel Valley, Curico Valley and Maule Valley – the region produces a wide variety of grapes and styles. Nestled between the Chilean Coast Range and the Andes, the climate here can ranges from hot on the valley floor to cool in the high elevations of the Andes foothills.

Brand Name – Chilano Gold Premium
Varietal (s) – Syrah
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Colchagua Valley

Tasting Profile

An award winning, premium Syrah that is produced from hand selected grapes grown on the best terror of the Apalta vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. Elegant and full-bodied with intense and complex black fruit flavors, soft tannins and a smooth finish. Well balanced and well-structured, this wine is sure to be the talk of the dinner party. Enjoy with red meats, spicy dishes and ripe cheeses. (Elegant, Black Fruit, Complex)

Region

Chile’s Colchagua Valley is located about 100 miles south of the capital city of Santiago, beginning at the foothills of the Andes Mountains and reaching west to the Pacific Ocean. The majority of its vineyards lie in the center of the valley with new plantations extending into the hillsides and towards the sea. This region possesses an ideal wine-growing climate and is home to several of Chile’s most prestigious wines.

Brand Name – Chilano Vintage Collection
Varietal (s) – Sauvignon Blanc
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Central Valley

Tasting Profile

Pale yellow in color with classic aromas of lemon, gooseberry and herbaceous notes. Easy to open and easy to enjoy, this light-bodied, dry white wine is zesty and refreshing with a smooth finish. Perfect for pairing with white fish, seafood, and salads. (Crisp, Lemon, Herbs)

Region

Stretching for over 250 miles from North to South, Valle Central is Chile’s largest and most famous wine region. Encompassing four appellations, – Maipo Valley, Rapel Valley, Curico Valley and Maule Valley – the region produces a wide variety of grapes and styles. Nestled between the Chilean Coast Range and the Andes, the climate here can ranges from hot on the valley floor to cool in the high elevations of the Andes foothills.

Brand Name – Chilano Vintage Collection
Varietal (s) – Syrah
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Central Valley

Tasting Profile

Intense ruby red in color with inviting aromas of blueberry and plumb with hints of vanilla. Full-bodied with juicy flavors of red cherry, wild berry and milk chocolate, complemented by fresh tannins and a long, elegant finish. Enjoy with smoked meats and cheeses, spicy foods, such as Indian cuisine, and rich dishes such as polenta. (Fresh, Wild Berry, Milk Chocolate)

Region

Stretching for over 250 miles from North to South, Valle Central is Chile’s largest and most famous wine region. Encompassing four appellations, – Maipo Valley, Rapel Valley, Curico Valley and Maule Valley – the region produces a wide variety of grapes and styles. Nestled between the Chilean Coast Range and the Andes, the climate here can ranges from hot on the valley floor to cool in the high elevations of the Andes foothills.

Brand Name – Chilano Vintage Collection
Varietal (s) – Merlot
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Central Valley

Tasting Profile

Deep red in color with a vibrant purple rim, showing youthful aromas of plum, cherry and cassis with a touch of spice on the finish. Medium-bodied with balance fruit and oak notes, framed by silky ripe tannins. Enjoy by the glass with hamburgers, pizza and white meat dishes.

Region

Stretching for over 250 miles from North to South, Valle Central is Chile’s largest and most famous wine region. Encompassing four appellations, – Maipo Valley, Rapel Valley, Curico Valley and Maule Valley – the region produces a wide variety of grapes and styles. Nestled between the Chilean Coast Range and the Andes, the climate here can ranges from hot on the valley floor to cool in the high elevations of the Andes foothills.

Brand Name – Zur
Varietal (s) – Syrah
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Colchagua Valley

Tasting Profile

Deep ruby red in color with an inviting bouquet of blackberries, blueberries, black pepper and graphite. Produced from hand harvested grapes, this full-bodied Syrah shows a seamless balance between black fruit flavors, ripe tannins and refreshing acidity. Aged for 18 months in French oak with an additional 8 months in bottle. Enjoy with grilled red meats, risotto or well-seasoned roasted white meats. (Elegant, Blueberries, Black Pepper)

Brand Name – Wanaco
Varietal (s) – Sauvignon Blanc
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Central Valley

Tasting Profile

Simple, crisp and refreshing with aromas of bright citrus fruits and fresh herbs. The light-bodied palate is clean, balanced and crowd pleasing. Easy to open and easy to enjoy, try pairing with good friend, salads and seafood dishes. (Simple, Citrus, Fresh Herbs)

Region

Stretching for over 250 miles from North to South, Valle Central is Chile’s largest and most famous wine region. Encompassing four appellations, – Maipo Valley, Rapel Valley, Curico Valley and Maule Valley – the region produces a wide variety of grapes and styles. Nestled between the Chilean Coast Range and the Andes, the climate here can ranges from hot on the valley floor to cool in the high elevations of the Andes foothills.

Brand Name – Wanaco
Varietal (s) – Sauvignon Blanc
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Central Valley

Tasting Profile

Violet red in color with notes of strawberry and juicy black cherry with notes of vanilla and spice. Fresh and fruity with soft tannins and a smooth finish. Simple yet satisfying, enjoy with this wine on it’s own, or try pairing with hamburgers, pizza or pasta and red sauce. (Approachable, Red Fruits, Vanilla)

Region

Stretching for over 250 miles from North to South, Valle Central is Chile’s largest and most famous wine region. Encompassing four appellations, – Maipo Valley, Rapel Valley, Curico Valley and Maule Valley – the region produces a wide variety of grapes and styles. Nestled between the Chilean Coast Range and the Andes, the climate here can ranges from hot on the valley floor to cool in the high elevations of the Andes foothills.

Brand Name – Wanaco
Varietal (s) – Merlot
Country of Origin – Chile
Region – Central Valley

Tasting Profile

A crowd pleasing Tuesday night wine that shows aromas of cherry, strawberry and blueberry with hints of vanilla and sweet tobacco. Medium-bodied and fruity with balanced acidity, velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Enjoy by the glass, or try pairing with tacos, pizza or hamburgers. (Crowd Pleasing, Blueberry, Vanilla)

Region

Stretching for over 250 miles from North to South, Valle Central is Chile’s largest and most famous wine region. Encompassing four appellations, – Maipo Valley, Rapel Valley, Curico Valley and Maule Valley – the region produces a wide variety of grapes and styles. Nestled between the Chilean Coast Range and the Andes, the climate here can ranges from hot on the valley floor to cool in the high elevations of the Andes foothills.