South America’s best wine
Here in Bella Club, we appreciate a good wine talk. We have inclusively published several articles regarding the theme: the passion on the aromas, the correct bottle storage, specific qualities and others. Now it’s about time we talked about a guide called “Descorchados”, released by the Chilean expert Patricio Tapia, reaching its 20th edition with over 3.000 wine types considered.
When the guide started, Tapia used to analyze only local labels, and little by little he started incorporating international ones to his portfolio, such as the ones produced in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.
In this year’s edition, published by the Inner Group, he even analyzed the rare Orange Wine, a style still unknown for many consumers. It’s nothing but a white wine fermented as a red wine. And it was specially due to that the it got the highest score among the country’s production.
With 1.200 pages, the guide is about to become much more than that. Its content has transformed into a real encyclopedia, listing the four country’s best wine of all. As a comparison, the famous Pocket Wine Book, by Hugh Johnson, which considers wine from all over the world, has 338 pages in its 2018 version.
Anyway, shall we go to what really matters?! Here is the list of the best wine according to this splendid guide:
THE YEAR’S BEST
Brazilian Sparkling● Orus Silvia Special Edition 1972 Nature Rosé Clair NV – by Adolfo Lona (93 points)
● Sur Lie Natura 30 Months Chardonnay, Pinot Noir NV – by Casa Valduga (93 points)
● Pizzato 1.3 Semillon 2017 – by Pizzato (92 points)
● Luiz Argenta Cave 8 Years Chardonnay 2010 – by Luiz Argenta (92 points)
● Miolo Single Vineyards Touriga 2017 – by Miolo Wine Group (93 points)
● Vinhas Velhas Tannat 2015 – by Miolo Wine Group (93 points)
Brazilian Orange Wine
● Era dos Ventos Peverella 2014 - by Era dos Ventos (94 points)
● Chardonnay, Pinot Noir NV - by Morandé (94 points)
● Las Pizarras Chardonnay 2016 – by Errázuriz (97 points)
● Talinay Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – by Tabalí (97 points)
● RHU 201 – by Viñedos de Alcohuaz (98 points)
● Chadwick 2015 – by Viñedo Chadwick (98 points)
● Ayni Nature Sparkling Wine Pinot Noir N/V - by Chakana (94 points)
● Baron B Brut Rosé 2014 – by Chandon (94 points)
● Adrianna Vineyard White Bones – by Catena Zapata (97 points)
● Seminare Malbec 2016 - by Gen del Alma (99 points)
● Bodegas Carrau Dixième Brut Nature Chardonnay NV - by Bodegas Carrau (92 points)
● Pizzorno Rosé Brut Nature Pinot Noir 2016 - by Pizzorno Family Estates (92 points)
● Single Vineyard Albariño 2017 – by Bodega Garzón (93 points)
● Deicas Valle de los Manantiales Tannat 2016 – by Bodega Familia Deicas (95 points)