Patricio Tapia's top 'extreme' wines from Chile and Argentina

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Electric and refreshing flavours are cropping up in unlikely pockets of Chile and Argentina, at altitude and near the sea. Patricio Tapia picks his top choices...
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Ramirana, Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Huasco, Chile 2012

Ramirana, Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Huasco, Chile 2012
18/20pts (93/100pts)
In the arid Huasco Valley, 800km north of Santiago, and hugging the coast, this is almost saline; its strong mineral flavours, chalk and lime notes meld well in this extra-refreshing Sauvignon for oysters.
Price: £9.99 Gap Wines
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 13%

Extreme wines
Extreme wines
Extreme wines
Extreme wines
Extreme wines