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
cartoonish
cactus.
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
very reasonable
prices.
Thought they'be been making wine here
for
hundreds
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
CHILE
Malbec Reserva
Privada
Cimarosa
2013
It is Chile's neighbour
across the
Andes, Argentina,
£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
expressive aromas
of
black fruits.
£his is dry and full-bodied
with a
long aftertaste and a dash of foak
in the background.
Rather good.
£5.49 75cl
Malbec
originates
from
southwest
France,
but
French
versions
tend
to
be more meaty,
savoury
and robust
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
traditionally
blends.
If
a single variety is
like a solo artist, then a blend is like a band.
Chardonnay
Gran Reserva
Cimarosa
2013
ln Chile, the words Gran
Reserva generally
indicate that
the wine has been aged in oak,
giving a richer-flavoured
style
of
wine. This is the case here,
a full-bodied
Chardonnay
with
vanillary
oak complementing
the tropical fruit flavours.
£6.99 75cl"
Winemaker's
Selection Cuvée
Especial
Cimarosa
2011
This is a blend
of
several
of
Chile's most popular grape
varieties, aged in oak and
released when mature and
ready to drink. With flavours
of
tobacco
and Indian tea,
this is rich and full-bodied
with a warming aftertaste.
£7.99 75cl
Chardonnay
briefly
fell out of
fashion after its 90s heyday,
but it's still behind
some of
the world's
very finest wines,
being
the principal
grape
used in white
Burgundy, Chablis and Champagne.
The
Wine Cellar :'
THE
AUTUMN
COLLECTION
From the cool North to the sweltering South well
be popping the cork on premium French wines!
Coming September 2015.

Lidl - Lidl Chilean Wines, Summer 2015