Chile's revolutionary new reds

It is no exaggeration to say that the Chilean wine scene is undergoing revolution. The old styles, old appellations and old producers are being challenged by a completely different mindset – signalled on this website some time ago in our coverage of the MOVI and VIGNO movements dedicated to much smaller producers than used to be the norm and, particularly, the long-ignored southern wine regions Maule and Itata. The whole focus of the industry, hit by drought in the northernmost wine regions, is turning south, and the most-planted grapes in Maule and Itata such as Carignan, Cinsault and even País...

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