South America

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • $11.99

  • red
  • 65 in stock
  • $14.99

Rafael Tirado 2014 Maule Valley Vistalago Red Blend

A blend of 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Syrah, this fantastic red blend is a steal, sourced from the very far eastern edge of Chile's Maule Valley in Colbun. The vineyards face a large montane reservoir (hence the name "Vistalago") that mediates the temperature here in the foothills of the Andes. Bright and fresh, with fine red fruit character and a good acid backbone, this wine has fantastic concentration for the price. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $15.99

Viña González Bastías 2015 Maule Valley País

This Pais from the Maule valley south of Santiago is from a single vineyard planted over 200 years ago by the ancestors of the current winemaker Jose Luis Bastias. The grapes are pressed by hand over a "Zaranda," a traditional bamboo sieve, and then fermented in cement and aged in the family's old casks made from Rauli beech, a species native to Chile and the traditional method of aging. This wine has an incredible herbal nose. "Matorral" is the name for the main ecoregion in temperate Chile, a low, xeric shrubland of herbs and hardy bushes most of which are not found outside Chile. Thus, this wine has it's own, Chilean style of "garrigue", a sweet and sour, heady, intense, and pleasantly alien herbal character that comes from the native plants surrounding the vineyard. Wed to a dense dried plum character, this is a truly original style of wine from the of the oldest ungrafted vines in the world. Andrew Farquhar

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Low Sulfur