Tag: Colchagua Valley

Vina Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 and Vinedos Emiliana Organic Vineyards COYAM 2018

A Chilean Tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival

 mywinepal  February 22, 2021

Although we cannot celebrate the Vancouver International Wine Festival together this year, I have some wines from Chile and Argentina that I would like to taste and share my tasting notes with you. This year the theme region was South America, so we would have been tasting wines from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brasil. I purchased these two Chilean wines…

Opening Up Vina Santa Carolina Wines from Chile

 mywinepal  December 6, 2018

Chile produces many fine wines at different price points.  Some people though view less expensive wines as simple and not too enjoyable.  But that is not always true.  In part, a wine may taste simple because it did not have a chance to decant and become more expressive.  And many people buying wines around $15 may want to open the wine,…

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Oops It’s Carmenere

 mywinepal  October 28, 2014

Chile, eventhough it has been making wine since the 1500’s, still holds surprises.  One more recent surprise was that some of the Merlot grapes that they thought they were growing was actually the Bordeaux variety, Carmenere; a grape that was long forgotten in Bordeaux as it was too difficult to ripen.  Carmenere and Merlot look very similar but ripen differently. …

Wines of Chile – Terroir Seminar 2013 @WoC_CanadaWest

 mywinepal  June 4, 2013

Chile is a fascinating country, with climate and terrain that vary from the Atacama desert in the north to glaciers in Patagonia to the south, and everything in between!  From Wikipedia I learned that by surface 80% of South America’s glaciers lie in Chile.  Then there are the Andes Mountains, which controls/modifies the weather coming in from the Pacific Ocean.  With…

MyWinePal Presents Emiliana Vineyards at the VPIWF

 mywinepal  March 26, 2012

Emiliana Vineyards has become very well-known for their organic and biodynamic wines that they produce in the Colchagua Valley, Chile. I speak briefly with Fernando Pavon, Export Director about the winery and their wines.  Enjoy.