Mainly Itata


As Richard wrote recently in Chile runs wild and I outlined a couple of years ago in The new Chile, many of the most innovative and exciting Chilean wines are currently being grown in the south – particularly the Maule region and the Itata Valley in Bío-Bío – yet they are the ones worst affected by the recent fires. 

It was terribly sad to see the fire damage in southern Chile recently. Some vineyards were still green but many were completely burnt, as of course were buildings and livestock, as described by Derek Mossman Knapp From the frontline of...