17 Chilean wines to excite the palate

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Chile is no longer a backwater nation churning out cheap, dull wines. As Peter Richards MW uncovers a new breed of adventurous winemakers who are blazing a brave, exciting - and refreshing - trail that will make the rest of the world take note. See Peter's pick of the best 17 wines from 10 new-wave winemakers...
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Chilean wines, De Martino Viejas Tinajas Cinsault
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De Martino, Viejas Tinajas Cinsault, Itata 2011

De Martino, Viejas Tinajas Cinsault, Itata 2011
Earthy, cherry scents with floral notes: pure and uplifting. Made in large earthenware jars, with minimal intervention, it is unadorned and beautiful for it – crunchy and utterly moreish.  17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Price £8.95–£10.50 Les Caves de Pyrène, Slurp, The Wine Society
Drink 2013
Alc 13%

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