We tend to think of Chile as one place to find great wine bargains. However, just as any other winemaking area, like California, it's not just one place, but many. Over the years we have noticed the differences in wines made in Maipo, Casablanca or Colchagua and have enjoyed each for their subtleties.
Fuego Austral owns vineyards in each of these districts and thus can blend myriad of different lots to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Their modern and technically proficient winery can monitor each lot of wine separately and keep them separate until the final blend is decided upon. It's this kind of attention to detail we look for in a producer and are seldom disappointed. Once again, this environmentally conscious and sustainable estate has presented us with another winner.
It is interesting to note that when Chile was attracting producers from all over the world many planted Cabernet Sauvignon. After all, it is the most popular red grape in the world. But, being popular doesn't mean it can grow anyplace, but it turned out that Chile was one of those places. Fuego Austral found out that some areas, like the Central Valley, produce better Cabernet Sauvignon than others.
Like many of the best Cabernets, our selection comes on with subtle cherry and plum, but also adds a touch of blueberry and spice to the mix as well. The result is a nuanced blend of rich flavors ready to take on a beef pot pie or baby back ribs.