Playbook for Progress

Chile’s top producers up their game with stellar values and ageable gems

Playbook for Progress
The climate is the leading factor in what makes Chile such an optimal spot for grapegrowing, and a variety of soil types provide a wealth of distinctive terroirs. (Andrew Purcell)
From the May 31, 2021, issue

Chile has made a name for itself as a source of affordably priced Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. But as competition from California has increased, the country's fortunes have lagged in the U.S., once its top market. Now it's hoping to distinguish itself with a commitment to organic viticulture. Read senior editor Kim Marcus’ full analysis of the trends in Chile and the latest releases of red and white wines, plus get his lists of recommended top wines and top values.

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