Chilean White Wines

Imagine Chile - a very, very long thin country sandwiched between the vast Pacific and the high Andes.

Think north - the arid Atacama desert; and think south - Patagonia, running all the way down to Cape Horn: north = hot, south = freezing! Given that Chile’s vineyards stretch for over 1,200 miles from north to south, one might therefore reasonably assume that vineyards in the north, nearer the Equator, will be hot; and those in the rainy south will be cool; and to some extent that is true. But the real picture is much more complicated.

First, coastal vineyards are cool. The Humboldt current, which comes up from the Antarctic, brings not just cool maritime air but thick cloud and sea fogs, so that even as far north as Limarí the vineyards are usually under cloud until noon. Second, there are cooling down-drafts from the snow-capped Andes, bringing cooler temperatures to the vineyards on the east.

The first coastal region to be developed for whites was Casablanca in the 1990s. More recently Chilean growers have begun to focus on the cool-climate sites up and down the coast and are beginning to climb the mountains too. Whites in particular have benefited accordingly, so now we ship zingy Sauvignon Blancs from coastal Casablanca and Leyda, and brilliant Chardonnay from Aconcagua Costa, Itata and Malleco in the far south

The wine scene in Chile is fast moving too - so we also offer examples of Viognier, Riesling; plus that Chilean speciality, Sauvignon Gris, a grape related to Sauvignon Blanc but offering more exotic fruit flavours.

Apaltagua, Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, San Antonio Valley, 2019

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Apaltagua, Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, San Antonio Valley, 2019

From vineyards across the rolling hills of San Antonio, just 12 kilometres from the cool...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginChile

RegionSan Antonio

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeAPA619

GrapeSauvignon Blanc

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Apaltagua, Riesling Reserva, Curicó Valley, 2018

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Apaltagua, Riesling Reserva, Curicó Valley, 2018

This is surprisingly correct, dry and classy, showing that the Chileans are mastering coolish...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginChile

RegionCasablanca

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeAPA718

GrapeRiesling

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Pandolfi Price, Larkun Chardonnay, Valle del Itata, 2018

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Pandolfi Price, Larkun Chardonnay, Valle del Itata, 2018
Pandolfi Price, Larkun Chardonnay, Valle del Itata, 2018

"Cool, fresh, fine Chardonnay on the nose – this would be a devilish wine to include in...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginChile

RegionItata

ColourWhite

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodePAP118

GrapeChardonnay

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Pandolfi Price, Larkun Riesling, Valle del Itata, 2018

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Pandolfi Price, Larkun Riesling, Valle del Itata, 2018

Delicious, dry Riesling from Itata. An expressive cocktail of green apple, citrus and a slight...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginChile

RegionItata

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodePAP418

GrapeRiesling

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Pandolfi Price, Los Patricios Chardonnay, Valle del Itata, 2016

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Pandolfi Price, Los Patricios Chardonnay, Valle del Itata, 2016
Pandolfi Price, Los Patricios Chardonnay, Valle del Itata, 2016

"It has an open aroma and the oak accompanies, but does not overwhelm. The fruit is ripe....

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Dry > Sweet

OriginChile

RegionItata

ColourWhite

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodePAP316

GrapeChardonnay

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Los Seduras, Sauvignon Blanc, Valle Central, Chile, 2020

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Los Seduras, Sauvignon Blanc, Valle Central, Chile, 2020

The latest vintage of this SB, to be applauded for its typicity to the grape variety at a fair...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginChile

RegionValle Central

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeSED120

GrapeSauvignon Blanc

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Karu, Chardonnay, Valle Central, 2019

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Karu, Chardonnay, Valle Central, 2019

Crafted by the winemaking team at Vina Emiliana, this is a well-made, ripe, pineapple-accented...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginChile

RegionValle Central

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeKAR119

GrapeChardonnay

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