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Chilean Cabernet on #Winechat

On September 7th, we had a fantastic guest host Lorrie! Thanks Lorrie for sharing some great information on Chilean Cabernet!

Fun facts on Chile and Chilean Cabernet

  • Wine is Chile’s most emblematic product
  • Wine exports make up 2.6% of Chile’s total exports
  • In 2009, Chile had 210 wineries
  • A mix of French and American oak is used in Chile
  • Cabernet is the most commonly planted vine in Chile
  • Some of the best Cabernets come from the Maipo, Aconcagua and Colchagua Valleys
  • 60% of vines planted in the Maipo Valley are Cabernet
  • Chile adopted the Designation of Origin system in 1995
  • The Chilean wine industry directly employs more than 100,000 people

Suggested Chilean Cabernets to enjoy:

Chile’s Concha y Toro was recently voted the most admired wine brand in the world. Concha y Toro Don Melchor is the most famous but pricey at ~$80.00 a bottle.

Here are some other suggestions which are closer to or under the $20 range:

  • Concha y Torres Marques de Casa Concha
  • Errazuriz
  • Montes Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Marques Cancha Cabernet
  • DiabloWine Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon
  • De Martino Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Casa Lapostolle
  • Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Odfjell Cabernet Sauvignon

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