Lidl Chilean Wines, Summer 2015
:Vineyard sites are incredibly varied; from green, rolling coastal plains to dusty.
Their calling-card grape variety is Carmenère,
which gives fleshy wines that taste of plumes and red peppers
deserts, complete with the occasional
You'll find all the other big name grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir
and Chardonnay too, often produced to hight standards
but sold at
Thought they'be been making wine here
of years, Chile has the energy and vibrancy of a country that's still discovering itself
and as it does so the wines get more exciting with every passing years
It is Chile's neighbour
£hat is best
known for its Malbec
- but this
shows that Chile can be just as
adept with this popular grape.
Deep and youthlul, with
£his is dry and full-bodied
long aftertaste and a dash of foak
in the background.
be more meaty,
compared to the smooth, juicy versions
of South America.
Sometimes wines made of a blend
of varieties are eyed with suspicion,
but many classic styles of wines,
such as Bordeaux, Chianti and Rioja, are
a single variety is
like a solo artist, then a blend is like a band.
ln Chile, the words Gran
the wine has been aged in oak,
giving a richer-flavoured
wine. This is the case here,
the tropical fruit flavours.
This is a blend
Chile's most popular grape
varieties, aged in oak and
released when mature and
ready to drink. With flavours
and Indian tea,
this is rich and full-bodied
with a warming aftertaste.
fell out of
fashion after its 90s heyday,
but it's still behind
very finest wines,
used in white
Burgundy, Chablis and Champagne.
Wine Cellar :'
From the cool North to the sweltering South well
be popping the cork on premium French wines!
Coming September 2015.