Chile finds its wine identity

Antiyal winery and biodynamic vineyard

After decades of soul-searching, the country is hitting its stride with world-class, competitively priced pours that reflect a true sense of place. Today's broad survey will be followed tomorrow by Samantha's assessment Chile's 2020 and 2021 vintages and their wines. Antiyal's winery and biodynamically farmed vineyard are pictured above.

In the last 20 years, Chilean wine has run the gamut from international-variety bulk bargains to luxury labels fashioned by globally famed consultants. Increasingly, Chile is finding its wine identity in styles that, while still reliant on international grapes, are crafted to convey competitive quality with a uniquely Chilean sense of...