Wines of Southern Chile and the Bio Bio Valley
August 2, 2011 § 2 Comments
In the middle of Chile’s southern wine district is the Bio Bio Valley. Warm days and cold nights make for a long ripening season. The valley also sees greater rainfall and stronger winds making wine production more challenging than the zones to the north. The area has new plantations of cool-climate varietals like Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurtraminer, Viognier and Pinot Noir.
The Bio Bio valley is noted for its crisp aromatic wine if you are looking for a wine from the Bio Bio Valley try a dry white or red.
Recommended Wines from the Bio Bio Valley
2009 Porta Chardonnay Reserva Bio Bio Valley
RP 90 points
89.5 Wine Messenger
Deep golden color with nose of honeyed apples, white flowers and nuts. Medium bodied with instant good grip, some fate, flavors of pineapple and tinges of citrus; clean, long vanilla finish. Ideal now to drink over the next two years. Perfect for aperitif; ideal for spicy foods, helled fish, salads and goat cheeses.”
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