Chile’s Cabernet Country is Ripe with Winemaking Innovation
Ever since the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were transported to Chile from Bordeaux during the 19th century, this sun-loving grape has been the driving force behind the country’s wine industry.
Today, roughly one of every three bottles of wine produced in Chile is varietal Cabernet Sauvignon.
And while much of it is pedestrian and priced to sell, the country ranks among the global kings of Cabernet at the value-rich middle tier as well as the ultra premium level. Ask winemakers what they believe are the world’s best regions for growing potentially great Cab, and you’re likely to hear three names: Bordeaux, Napa Valley and Chile’s Maipo Valley.
Maipo, you say? Let us tell you more.
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