Casa Marín

Anyone for Chilean Pinot Noir?

Anyone for Chilean Pinot Noir?

Boring and one-dimensional or sublime and velvety?  I have a confession to make: I used to think that Pinot Noir was dull; a strawberry-scented, flabby drink for lightweight wine consumers. I had to think again when I realised that some people really rave about it and that, in fact, it is used to make some of…

Grilled salmon with Chilote potatoes

Grilled salmon with Chilote potatoes

This meal uses all Chilean ingredients and really showcases some of the great flavours of Chile. It’s also pretty quick and easy to make, so why not give it a try? Grilled salmon fillets Ingredients 500g salmon fillets 3 garlic cloves, crushed Olive oil Sprigs of rosemary and bay leaves Salt and pepper Method…

Casa Marín wine tasting

Casa Marín Cipreses Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Pale lemon-green, clean. Lovely nose of passion fruit, pineapple and pink grapefruit. Good acidity, light-bodied, nice and fruity with a citrus zing and a delectable minerality in the aftertaste.  This is a Sauvignon Blanc that can be enjoyed on its own but will also combine well with a…

Tour review: Casa Marín

Tour review: Casa Marín

Casa Marín is a small, family winery which produces some outstanding wines.  I liked the personalized feel of the tour and the opportunity to ask questions about the grape-growing process in particular. I was a little disappointed by the tasting session. Overall score out of  7/10.   Details: Cost $23,000 per person for the…