There are various types of wines that share a common name, Chilean wines since they are manufactured in Chile. For a few centuries, Chilean wines were marketed only for domestic markets and later they were manufactured for the entire world. After it began to be exported, it gained popularity all over the world.
Chileans are experts in the production of world-class red wines, with good consistency and quality. In early days, they were using traditional tanks and wood barrels for wine making. Now steel and oak barrels are used in making wines and storing them. The natural flora and fauna of Chile has greatly contributed to the wine production.
Different Types Of Chilean Wines
Chilean wines are available as red and white wines. Sauvignon Blanc is a type of grape from which white wines are prepared. A Sauvignon Blanc grape grows well in moronic soil, with costal climate. This type of grape is used in the preparation of white wines. This type of wine gives a crisp and fresh taste and this is a unique feature of it.
Carmenere is a grape variety that is used in the production of red wine that gives an extraordinary taste and flavor. In addition, there are many other ingredients that give a nice blend and good taste added to it. This improves the tannin content and acidic taste of the wine.
Formation Process Involved In Chilean Wines
Preparation of Chilean wines involves various steps that are required to give it a good blend and flavor. The grapes are harvested in right climatic conditions and are squeezed to extract the juice. The juices are subjected to fermentation and stored in large wooden or oak barrels. On storage the wine gets its natural flavor and extraordinary taste. The taste of the wine greatly depends on the type of grape and the storage period. The value of the wine gets added, based on its storage time.
Reasons For Chile To Become Famous For Wines
The landscape of Chile has greatly promoted the production of the wines. Hence, it is called as the “wine grower paradise”. The geographical location brings cool breeze to the landscape that promotes the luxurious growth of a wide variety of grapes. They are very popular syrah, merlot, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon based wines.
Riesling and gewürztraminer are the famous aromatic species of grapes, used in wine preparation. Chilean wine is known for its quality and is also relatively inexpensive. Chilean wines have gained popularity only from the past two decades.
Carmenere Becomes The Specialty Of Chilean
Carmenere is a type of grape that is used in wine preparation. They have their origin from Bordeaux which was destroyed before the phylloxera invasion. Initially, this type of grape was imported from Bordeaux to Chile. But at present, it is cultivated in Chile and has become the specialty of Chile.
The red wine prepared from this type of grapes has become famous all over the world. Carmenere wine is cheaper in rate and also gives a good flavor, aroma and contains fewer amounts of tannin and acidity. This red wine goes well with dishes like hamburgers, pasta dishes, Cajun, Mexican food and pizza.