hernanovalle → Chilean Wines: CHILEAN WINE TASTING Chinigue Winery will present more than 25 different wines of it's production 27-28-29th of September in " CHICAGO MIDWEST WINE SHOW" in De Vine booth, some new wines products as SUSHI WINE .
hernanovalle → CarlosF: Carlos : ¿ Que vinos estas importando de Chile y a que estados ? Saludos Hernán Ovalle , Viña Chiñigue
February 6, 2009
TheresaChristiani: Well, I wish you all the best with your quest for wider distribution. Cheers!
November 6, 2008
straightslice: Thanks so much! I will do that. I appreciate the suggestion :)
November 5, 2008
hernanovalle → TheresaChristiani: Hi Theresa, we just have distribution in IL state, soon in FL , some advance conversation also in NJ, hope to find soon a distributor for WA, cheers Hernan
November 5, 2008
TheresaChristiani: Ooooh, just saw the ice wine comment! I love ice wine and am very lucky to have ready access to Iniskillin's fine products from BC.
November 4, 2008
TheresaChristiani: Hola and thanks for the add. Do you have distribution in WA state? If yes, I will have a look for your wines. I am a big Carmenere fan.
November 4, 2008
hernanovalle → Veronica1g: If you decide to come here some day, very pleased to invite you to our Winery, is just at 50 minutes from Santiago, but in the opposite way than Los Andes were your friend live, Los Andes is a nice town at just 1 hour from Santiago, what do you do in Lakewood ?
October 24, 2008
Veronica1g: Hi Hernan! Thanks for the comment. I have a friend that's originally from Los Andes, Chile. I would love to visit someday.
October 24, 2008
hernanovalle → Veronica1g: Hi Vero, any winemaking question, very pleased to answer you, quite complete description in our web site www.chinigue.com , cheers Hernan
October 23, 2008
hernanovalle → Tria: Hi Brenda, in profile is an album of San Gregorio Vineyards ( our Vineyards ) is a very special Terroir, one of the Southerns vines in Chile ( D.O. Itata Valley ) almost in parallel 40th at the border of Perquilauquen River, in this business is not so dif... moreHi Brenda, in profile is an album of San Gregorio Vineyards ( our Vineyards ) is a very special Terroir, one of the Southerns vines in Chile ( D.O. Itata Valley ) almost in parallel 40th at the border of Perquilauquen River, in this business is not so difficult to do a good wine, the issue is to do rear and unique ones, looks a very glamorous activity, but believe me is very technical and a very hard job, is passionating because you're dealing always with your senses, your nose your palate, color , aftertaste, finally is unbelievable the levels you can develop each of them, still we haven't our wines in MN, but available in IL, TX, soon FL & NY, what about you ? less
October 11, 2008
Tria: Hey Hernan, Lucky guy! You are living the life I dream of and doing it with passion! I love the Malbecs and Carmenere and look forward to tasting the fruits of your effort. It must be spring where you are with the vines in bloom. Stick a jpeg of ... moreHey Hernan, Lucky guy! You are living the life I dream of and doing it with passion! I love the Malbecs and Carmenere and look forward to tasting the fruits of your effort. It must be spring where you are with the vines in bloom. Stick a jpeg of your vineyard on this page. I would love to see it.
October 10, 2008
hernanovalle → Mark: Mark, thereÂ´s inventories of most of our wines in Chicago, pls. conatct Alpana Hansoty her address: De Vine Distributors llc, address 655 west irving park rd, #2310, chicago, Il 60613. (224) 622 2610 Sha can arrange everything.
September 15, 2008
Mark: The tasting is the 26th - 28th. That is probably cutting it too close time wise. We will have to do another tasting and get your wines included at a later date. I'm looking forward to trying them.
September 14, 2008
hernanovalle → Mark: Hi Mark, Our distributor in Chicago, DE VINE , has inventories available of most of our wines, I'll be there the 25th of September, I can arrange the issue with them, keep me informed about dates and procedures, any additional information, pls. let m... moreHi Mark, Our distributor in Chicago, DE VINE , has inventories available of most of our wines, I'll be there the 25th of September, I can arrange the issue with them, keep me informed about dates and procedures, any additional information, pls. let me know. cheers Hernan
September 14, 2008
Mark: Hi Hernan, is there a US retailer that sells your wines online? For the virtual tasting club our next tasting is Wines from Chile and it would be great to get some of yours in the mix.
September 14, 2008
IO: Hey, not yet, but a big fans of some of the produce from there (we like the Ecvheveria brand for example). THere were quite a few good Chilean wines at the LIWF this year too...
September 6, 2008
DahlingBella: Hi Hernan, architecture and wine are very similar I think...both are an art...there is bad architecture and good architecture just as there is bad wine and good wine. I think it is wonderful you are able to spend all of your time in wine. I hope to do so... moreHi Hernan, architecture and wine are very similar I think...both are an art...there is bad architecture and good architecture just as there is bad wine and good wine. I think it is wonderful you are able to spend all of your time in wine. I hope to do so myself one day. I love being around both!
hernanovalle → ImThirsty: Traci, you're also O'brian ????, my grand mother was O'Brian O'Connors....up to Chile they arrive...
September 5, 2008
hernanovalle → KeithOBrien: Hi Keith, my grand mother was also O'brian, you see that up to Chile they come ......cheers Hernan
September 5, 2008
hernanovalle → montanamark: Flexi tanks ?.. scholle has a respresentation here in Chile since a while...we're in conversations with them, they're trying to convince us to change our bags to sholle....will see
September 5, 2008
montanamark: Hahah, what a small world. Yes the Vitop is still quite popular but our valve the "Flex tap" still does a very good job. I work with the Bulk side of the business so shipping thousands of litres of wine al over the world.
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"Est vieilli le meilleur" (aged is best). This is the name of the game with cabernet sauvignon. That's because the secret to cabernet sauvignon's prowess as a wine of choice is a meticulous aging process.
Cabernet sauvignon is a red wine varietal that hails from the wineries of the famed district of Medoc in Bordeaux, France. According to studies conducted in 1997, cabernet sauvignon is the result of interbreeding sauvignon blanc and cabernet franc.
A glass of young and fresh cabernet sauvignon is resplendent of black currants and is very tannic. As the precious liquid ages, it gets hints of cherries, blackberries, ceday, bell peppers, green olives, pimientos, green peppercorns, and ginger.
You may also recognize the parfums of cedar, eucalyptus, leather, a cigar box, oak, earth, and chocolate emanating from this blood-colored elixir. Further downing a shot of cabernet sauvignon causes you to identify more saveur of coconuts, vanilla, musk, smoke, sweet wood, toast, and mushrooms.
These flavors and fragrances get more pronounced as the cabernet sauvignon advances with age. Truly, est vieilli le meilleur.
A very versatile grape, cabernet sauvignon, adapts well to being planted in many different regions around the World. This grape makes the reference reds that other wines are compared to. Mixed with merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot in the Bordeaux regions of Medoc and Graves this grape makes the archetypal red wine. A wine that exists at a peak of refinement and allusiveness which few other wines can match.
Its life span after a good vintage can extend twenty or thirty years and beyond.
In California The cabernet sauvignons possess an enormously tannic and alcoholic wine barely tamed by its oak barrels. Their grandeur is unique and affords real aging potential where the wine takes on a chocolate softness.
For sheer drinkability cabernet sauvignon from Chile is hard to beat. The plum and mulberry fruit undertones have a purity and exuberance rarely matched from cabernet sauvignons of other countries.
Cabernet Franc is one of the leading varietals of red wine produced in Bordeaux, France. Cabernet Franc has a peppery aroma and fruity flavor that is more delicate than its close relative, the Cabernet Sauvignon. Depending on the place of production and the specific wine making process, Cabernet Franc may also exude aromas of tobacco, raspberry, and cassis. It has a lower tannin level and has a distinct blueberry/raspberry flavor. Cabernet Franc is usually mixed with other varietals of wine like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In recent times, wine producers have increasingly sold Cabernet Franc as a stand alone varietal.
Aside from the Bourdeaux region, Cabernet Franc is also produced in the Loire Valley. Other countries such as Argentina, the Balkan states, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Romania, and South Africa also produce Cabernet Franc. Of particular interest is the ice wine made from Cabernet Franc in Canada. Ice wine is a type of dessert wine made from grapes that were frozen while still on the vine.
Merlot is perhaps the cause of joy for many red wine lovers like myself. To find out more about this medium-bodied variety, I went to Medoc, a region in France popular for its red wine industry. This region was where Merlot grapes were first regularly planted, making Merlot a local variety by the beginning of the 19th century. I also learned from the same trip that this variety is known for its grapes that are lighter in color compared to Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
A glass of Merlot is definitely one of my favorite things in life. Aside from the fact that I salivate everytime I smell its aroma, this luscious darling is full of fruity flavor that strongly reminds me of my grandma's classic plum pie. It may not be as rich as a glass of Syrah but it can definitely soothe my senses. If a glass of milk can do wonders for a growing kid, then a glass of merlot can do wonders for my tastebuds.
Pinot noir grape may be quite difficult to cultivate and vinify, but it produces the finest wine in the history of mankind. Originally from the region of Burgundy, France, pinot noir is now grown and cultivated in several places outside of scenic France such as Austria, Australia, Chile, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Moldova, Switzerland, and the United States. Specifically, Oregon vineyards has thus far become one of the most successful planting fields of pinot noir primarily because of their exceptional climate that so well matches the grape's nature.
Pinot noir wine, a light-colored red wine, is aromatic and flavorful, suggestive of black cherry, tomato, raspberry, strawberry, cinnamon, mint, and mushroom. It is velvety in texture and seductive in nature, and may typically go well with any food because of its versatility. And in fact, any meal becomes extra special with a bottle of pinoit noir wine and a romantic toast.
The Syrah is a spicy and intense purple wine that fully reflects its combined French and Middle Eastern origins. It is also called Shiraz in South Africa, Canada, and Australia. Syrah is full bodied and has a rich and chewy texture with aromas that exude of chocolates, berries, espresso, and black pepper.
Syrah is primarily produced in Australia, the Rhone Valley in France, and the US. In Australia, Syrah production is prominent in the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, and the Clare Valley. Syrah produced from these regions are extremely full bodied and have high alcohol content.
French Syrah has a diverse character and style. Syrah produced from the Hermitage region has a tannic texture and flavor while Côte-Rôtie Syrah has a fruity and fragrant nature.
In the US, Syrah is primarily produced in California and Washington state. California Syrahs have varying character depending on the climate and environmental conditions in which the vines were grown. Syrah is often mixed with other Rhone varietals in the warmer regions of the US.