Grenache wine

10 of Chile’s top red wine varieties

10 of Chile’s top red wine varieties

Chile is now the world’s fourth biggest exporter of bottled wine and its wine industry is more dynamic and varied than ever before. Winemakers are now producing dry and sweet, still and sparkling, white, rosé, red and even the odd amber-coloured wine from more than 70 different varieties. However, red wines are still very…

Weekend wine: Wildmakers Sabatico 2014

Weekend wine: Wildmakers Sabatico 2014

Wildmakers Sabatico 2014 is a fresh and fruity eco-friendly red wine well worth checking out.  It’s a blend of Carignan and Grenache made by Catalan winemaker Luca Hogkinson and his Chilean partner, José Miguel Sotomayor. They call themselves Wildmakers because they aim to produce wines that are as natural as possible and that really express the grapes and…

Weekend wine: Huaso de Sauzal Garnacha 2013

Weekend wine: Huaso de Sauzal Garnacha 2013

It was such a lovely surprise that I had to share this wine with you. Grenache (Garnacha in Spanish) wines generally come from hot places like Spain, the Rhône and Australia. They can be high in alcohol, rather short on acidity and, as this is a thin-skinned variety, light on colour and tannins. All-in-all, there…