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Decanter magazine: October 2015

Inside Decanter October 2015: the new face of Chilean Cabernet, South America’s most exciting whites and the revival of País.

Decanter October 2015 contents:

  • Digging the dirt: Terroir is more than just soil in Chile and altitude in Argentina. Sarah Jane Evans MW meets the people, and recommends the wines, leading the way
  • The new face of Chilean Cabernet: It accounts for a third of Chile’s vine area, but it’s had a rocky ride. Peter Richards MW is heartened by a new approach
  • Top 50 value buys: From 247 South American wines, our expert panel picks the best with UK availability, priced from £7.99 to £12.99
  • South America’s most exciting whites: Quality has been on the up in the past 25 years, says Patricio Tapia, who names his top 15 wines and the estates to watch
  • A big adventure: Being large doesn’t meanbeing one-dimensional, says Patricio Tapia, who highlights the best experimental bottlings from South America’s largest companies
  • Eduardo Chadwick & Aurelio Montes: These Chilean heavyweights share a similar pioneering spirit despite different personalities. Fiona Beckett meet them at their estates
  • In Vigno Veritas: Peter Richards MW reports on how this old-vine Carignan project in Maule has evolved
  • A slice of Europe in the Andes: European winemakers tell Sarah Jane Evans MW about the pros and cons of working in both the Old and New World
  • The revival of País: Patricio Tapia meets a group of Chilean producers trying to rescue this ancient grape from oblivion
  • South American Chardonnay: 157 wines tasted, 4 Outstanding Chile shone in 2013, especially coastal Limarí and the Quebrada Seca vineyard
  • Expert’s choice: New releases from Argentina Sarah Jane Evans MW recommends 18 wines available – or soon to be on shelves – in the UK
  • Travel: A wine lover’s guide to Buenos Aires: Alejandro Iglesias lists the top venues to wine and dine in Argentinian capita

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