Chile stands out for top Pinot in DB Masters

Chile is a 'top Pinot performer' in the Drinks Business magazine's annual Pinot Noir Masters tasting competition, proving that winemakers are still on top of their game with this cherished Burgundian variety.

Chilean Pinot Noir outperformed its neighbours and stood among the best at The Drinks Business magazine's annual Pinot Noir Masters competition, where it was blind tasted alongside 70 Pinot Noir wines from all over the globe. Twenty Chilean wines were given medals within the different price categories.

A panel of 9 Masters of Wine and 1 Master Sommelier tasted the best exponents of the variety from both Old World and New World producers, and Chile stood out as a top producing country, especially for its wines from Casablanca and Leyda.

"Moving over £10, but staying beneath £15, it was good to see Chile cement its reputation as the source of excellent value for money Pinot, while also highlighting the superiority of Leyda and Limarí as homes for keenly-priced wine from Burgundian grapes," wrote Drinks Business Editor Patrick Schmitt MW.

By Amanda Barnes


Two Chilean wines were awarded Gold (in their respective price categories):

 Viña Cono Sur  Ocio  Casablanca
 Luis Felipe Edwards  Marea Valle de Leyda Pinot Noir  Leyda



Two Chilean wines were awarded Silver (in their respective price categories):

Montes Wines  Montes Outer Limits Pinot Noir  Aconcagua Valley, Zappallar
Viña Maycas del Limarí  Maycas del Limarí Pinot Noir San Julian  Limarí



Sixteen Chilean wines were awarded Bronze (in their respective price categories):

Viña Errazuriz  Max Reserva Pinot Noir  Aconcagua
 Viña Cono Sur  20 Barrels Pinot Noir  Casablanca
Viña Casablanca  Nimbus Single Vineyard Pinot Noir  Casablanca
 Viña Valdivieso  Single Vineyard Pinot Noir  Leyda
 Viña Arboleda  Arboleda Pinot Noir  Valle Aconcagua Costa
 Garcés Silvia Family Vineyards  Boya Pinot Noir  Leyda
Santa Carolina  Reserva de Familia Pinot Noir  Santa Carolina
Terramater  Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir  Leyda
Viña Porta  Veranda Pinot Noir  Bío Bío
Viña Falernia  Pinot Noir Reserva  Elqui Valley
Viña Tabalí  Tabalí Reserva Especial Pinot Noir  Limarí
Viña Concha y Toro  Marques de Casa Concha – Pinot Noir  Limarí
 Luis Felipe Edwards  Gran Reserva Pinot Noir  Leyda
Viña Cono Sur  Bicicleta  Central Valley
 Siegel Family Wines  Special Reserve Pinot Noir  Leyda    
Viña Valdivieso  Valdivieso Winemaker Reserva Pinot Noir  Bío-Bío