Los Andes is made by Vina Sutil, our Vintner's Selection Merlot this month. It is their valued price line that tastes like the expensive offerings. The wines of Sutil reflect their deep commitment to the highest quality standards, representing the wholesomeness of the terroir from which they are born.
It all begins with conscientious tending of the vineyards and ends at the estate winery by means of a rigorous winemaking process. It is precisely this attention to detail that has enabled the family to expand rapidly in the last several years. They now consider themselves among the best Chile has to offer.
From tip to tip, Chile is about 2,700 miles, about the same distance from the East coast to West coast of the United States. Chile is a land with many different climates, from volcanoes to glaciers, to deserts to oceans. This gives the Chileans ample climates to grow grapes.
The Spanish took over Chile centuries ago and there are now around 13 million residents in this country, both of Spanish and the Native American descent. Many of those Spanish immigrants brought grape vines with them, and the rest is history. Chilean wines are not sold by region, but are sold by wine type. You can find many traditional French grape varietals here, from Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay and more.
Intriguingly, because of Chile's mountains and sandy soil, the phylloxera louse never really got a foothold here. So while France has vines planted on American rootstock, the Chileans are able to have natural, authentic vines - many of which are older than those in France!
This Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in Chilean valleys, between the Pacific Ocean and the snowy peaks of the Andes Mountains. The winemaker selected the finest grapes from the region in order to create a delicious wine to be enjoyed by discerning wine consumers.