2015 has so far been a good year for the Chilean wines. The harvest was a record-high 12.86 million hectolitres. It’s a good recovery from last year’s very low figure. It is even a bit higher than the previous record year, 2012. Chilean export of wines in bottle is also doing well, with growth both in volume and in value.
Cabernet Sauvignon is by far the largest grape variety in Chile with 35% of the volume. Then we have Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Carmenère. This latter grape is considered as the emblematic Chilean grape but it represents in fact not more than 9% of the volume. But it is a very interesting grape and some great wines are made with it. Read more on vitisphere.com.
Chile does indeed make some very exciting wines. You have the opportunity explore them in depth together with us, and the wines of Argentina, on our wine tour to Chile and Argentina in February.
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