If you've been walking past the Chilean wines in your local wine shop, stop right now! Chile excels at producing wonderful wines that won't break the bank. From international varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to local stars such as Carmenère and Pais; Chile produces an impressive array of beautifully crafted wines.
I recently had the pleasure of sharing some Chilean vino and conversation with Marybeth Bentwood, executive director of Wines of Chile.
Watch the video to learn more about Chilean wines, pairing suggestions, and why Chile is a must-visit destination for wine lovers. The video features three Chilean wines that are perfect for the holidays. Keep reading for more details about the featured wines - all prices are approximate. Cheers!
Miguel Torres Santa Digna Estelado Sparkling Pais Rosé ($20)
Dazzle your guests with this gorgeous and unique sparkling vino. The world's only sparkling wine made from the Pais grape, it is a stunning coppery shade with fine bubbles and vibrant flavor. A fabulous gift for the sparkling wine lover in your life.
Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Chardonnay ($18)
Expressive and elegant with lively citrus flavors and a hint of tropical fruit. A touch of spice and vanilla from French oak add texture and complexity. A great match with seafood or herb roasted chicken.
Undurraga T.H. (Terroir Hunter) Carignan 2011 ($18)
Rich, juicy, and earthy with soft tannins and concentrated pure fruit. An elegant expression of Carignan that will pair beautifully with roasts and lamb.