Decanter October 2016

Decanter magazine: October 2016

10 best terroirs in Argentina: Tim Atkin MW names the best regions to look out for, and recommends 20 wines to try

Chilean Syrah: John Stimpfig is in no doubt of the Rhône grape’s worldclass potential in Chile

Crossing the Andes: Winemakers often move into Argentina from Chile, but not often in the other direction. Patricio Tapia explains why

Producer profile: Zorzal Sarah Jane Evans MW reports on innovation and adventure in Mendoza, and the stellar rise of the brothers Michelini

Regional profile: Itata, Chile Alistair Cooper finds ancient vines and elegant wines in one of Chile’s oldest regions

Brazil’s golden dawn: Top awards in this year’s DWWA signal exciting times for Brazil, says Paul Medder

Uruguay: This small but characterful nation has a big reputation for its Tannat reds, but there’s huge potential for its whites too, says Amanda Barnes

Piedmont top 10: Stephen Brook gives a personal insight into his favourite producers in Barolo and Barbaresco, and picks two great wines from each

Getting the grapes in: Low pay and hard physical labour: it’s the lot of the anonymous ranks of grape pickers in vineyards the world over. Julian Hitner celebrates the invaluable role they play

Uco Valley Malbec 150 wines tasted: Sub-regional styles are a work in progress, but Uco offers fresh, consistent, fruit-forward reds.

Coastal Chilean Pinot Noir 76 wines tasted Consistency, value, diversity and a strong performance from the northern vineyards.

Expert’s choice: South American sparkling Fast-improving quality and great value from Chile, Argentina and Brazil, says Patricio Tapia.

Travel: Northern Rhône Dramatic scenery and the world’s finest Syrah. Matt Walls is our guide

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