PORTUGAL, CHILE, ARGENTINA
PORTUGAL is Western Europe’s last unexplored wine frontier, with hundreds of little-known grape varieties that grow nowhere else in the world. Reds are the biggest surprise: rounded and rich from Lisboa; rustic, easy-drinking from the sun-baked Alentejo; complex from the knarled vines that tumble down the steep slopes of the Douro.
CHILE may be a New World country, but don’t call its wine industry young. While there has been an explosion of quality Chilean wine appearing stateside over the past 30 years, its first grapevines were planted as early as the 1500s. European immigrants brought more varieties, particularly from Bordeaux, to Chile in the 1800s. Until the 1990s, most of the country’s wine was consumed by its residents.
ARGENTINE winemaking regions are often located in broad valleys or sloping plains and offer ideal conditions for grape growing. It should also be noted that most of our vineyards are located far from the cities and their pollution, and grow on young, scarcely tilled soils. Every detail makes Argentine wine unique, authentic, remarkable due to its intense colors, deep aromas and broad range of flavors.