Chile, a viticultural paradise

Chile: the viticultural paradise

Chile is famously known as the ‘viticultural paradise’ of the world. With it’s near perfect geographical and climatic conditions it’s not hard to see why. There is a large amount of foreign investment in the Chilean wineries and vineyard. This has seen their export sales grow dramatically due to the improved quality of their wines.

Some say they have the best vineyards in the world!

The 4 Cardinal Points

The four Cardinal points which help to achieve Chile’s ‘near perfect geographical and climatic conditions are;

  1. Atacama Desert
  2. Southern Patagonian Ice Field
  3. Andes Mountains
  4. Pacific Ocean

The Patagonian Ice Field and the Andes Mountains add moisture to the soil whilst the Atacama desert adds wind to the soil. The Pacific Ocean warms the terroir throughout the day and cools it during the night. These points help to cultivate and fertilise the soil which in return creates a high quality yield for the winemakers to harvest.

The climate in Chile is primarily Mediterranean meaning the majority of the rainfall occurs during the winter months. The small percentage of rainfall in the growing season allows the winemakers to harvest rain free making the Chilean climate even more culminating.

4 cardenal points of chile

 

 

 

 

 

Viña Undurraga

Undurraga Vineyards own approximately 1,800 hectares of vineyards which are spread across Chile’s best wine producing areas. All their efforts at Viña Undurraga are based on three very important fundamental values: quality, origin and proximity.

Undurraga Brut Royal

For the last 40 years the Undurraga winery have produced high quality sparkling wines filled with allure and elegance. In 2013 the Undurraga winery won gold medal for their Sparkling Brut range at the Sommelier wine awards.

These sparkling wines are ‘Champagne quality’ yet inexpensive as they are produced in the Leyda Valley vineyards in Chile.

Undurraga Varietals

Uncomplicated wines, perfect daily companions due to their versatility and friendly structure.
There are five varietals from the Undurraga range;

  1. Sauvignon Blanc
  2. Chardonnay
  3. Cabernet Sauvignon
  4. Merlot
  5. Carménère

These high quality wines unite the most diverse palates around the world and give the Chileans a great reputation for good wines.

Wine Club

Chile: the viticultural paradise

The Undurraga Varietals are featured in our Wine Club – click here to learn more about our great Wine Club deals.

Alternatively why not try our Undurraga Sparkling Brut Royal NV as part of a mixed case of 6 bottles.

by Rebekah Hilton

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