(by Peter Richards MW)
Here’s a piece I wrote for Decanter magazine’s July issue on how Chilean wine is fast reinventing itself:
South America has the New World’s longest winemaking history and Chile’s vinous past isn’t often credited or celebrated as it might be. Now, a new breed of winemaker is seeking inspiration in the past to shape a different kind of future than many might have imagined even as recently as a decade ago.
Chile’s vinous centre of gravity is shifting at the same time, as the south (including regions like Itata, Maule and Bio Bio) increasingly gains traction. It will be fascinating to see how this process plays out.
Finally, I include some recommendations including a couple of lovely bottles ideal for summer drinking.