Flagship Wines has a large Chilean representation in its range showing the country’s ability to make wines of a diversity of styles and price points starting with great every day drinking wines through to some of the single vineyard stars from Chile.
Chile is a long thin country that is diverse in its climate from the Atacama Desert in the north down to the Antarctic South with an awesome Andean border / backdrop in the East and Pacific Ocean in the west. The wide range of micro-climates and soils also impact on the wines made since much investment in soil mapping etc has resulted in very considered vineyard planting in the best areas ensuring high fruit quality reflected in wine quality.
Many vineyards and producers have been established in the last twenty years so it is a young industry and they have moved from the original older inland vineyard sites in the Central Valleys to coastal locations in the Casablanca, Leyda and Rapel Valleys where more maritime climates favour more elegant wines and grapes such as Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
Modern Chilean wine production includes the stalwart Merlot and Sauvignon grapes but in addition Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and red Rhone grapes including Syrah are available and they are no longer the cheapest in the market but great value at all price points from £7 upwards.
Why not try our Chilean wines which often feature in our weekly tastings in store and at our annual wine fair in October in St Albans.
Best of all, our expert team is happy to offer friendly advice. So whether you’re looking for an everyday drink or indulging in a special Chilean wine for a celebration, we’re here to help.
Matching Chilean wine with your menu
Would you like to know which Chilean wine best suits your menu? Talk to us about your plans… we’ll suggest the ideal wines for your food, taste and budget. With over 250 white wines in stock, we’ll help find the perfect choice for you.
Ordering your Chilean wine
It’s easy! Simply buy online, or find out about our Wine On Tap service for regular deliveries of your favourite wines – and some new ones (based on your taste) if you ask us to surprise you!
Chilean wine: the perfect present
Are you looking for inspiration for a gift? We deliver throughout the UK and local delivery is free. Alternatively, how about giving someone a Flagship Wines gift voucher? They can browse online, or visit our store at St Albans, enjoying choosing as well as drinking their wine!
Remember – if you would like any more information, please do contact us.