ProChile’s Introduction To Chilean Wines at Gallo Wine Bar

Chilean Wines | ProChile | Gallo Wine Bar | Food For Thought

ProChile recent celebrated the launch of Chilean wines available in Malaysia at Gallo Wine Bar with the attendance of His Excellency Diego Velasco and Mandy Chin the current Malaysian Cepas de Chile Champion. The launch saw the education about wine regions in Chile as well as the tasting of 6 Chilean wines.

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The Chile wine regions stretches over 1500 km along the country’s coast with each location having a specific terroir of its the north there are arid deserts, the icy Patagonia in the south, the Andes mountains in the east and Pacific Ocean Humbolt Current to the west creating distinctive biomes and a broad range of wines.

Diego Velasco, Ambassador of Chile | ProChile | Gallo Wine Bar | Food For Thought

“Chilean wineries have gained acclaim by emphasising premium varietals and prioritising exports. The classic French inspired wines which put Chile in the global spotlight are still being produced but other wineries are pushing boundaries into new territory and taking inspiration from the country’s roots. I find the best wine is the wine you personally like and Chile’s huge variety of choice lets everyone find something they will enjoy.” — Diego Velasco, Ambassador of Chile.

Mandy Chin | ProChile | Gallo Wine Bar | Food For Thought

 “Chile makes both classic and unusual wines exceptionally well because of the local winegrowers have a wealth of experience across geologically diverse regions, each with its own unique terroir. They have figured out the circumstances to best support each grape varietal. We want to take our guests on an exploration of Chilean wine country including some of the best vintages only available at Gallo.” — Mandy Chin, Malaysian Cepas de Chile Champion.

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For the tasting, these 6 wines were available with guidance by Mandy Chin, with each bottle available for purchasing at Gallo Wine Bar.

Sena 2015 | ProChile | Gallo Wine Bar | Food For Thought

Seña 2015

An authentic blend of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot varietals with Carmenere adding a distinct Chilean personality. From a volcanic vineyard in Central Aconcagua, proximity to the Pacific enhances the ripe intensity and freshness.

Clos Apalta 2016 | ProChile | Gallo Wine Bar | Food For Thought

Clos Apalta 2016

A blend of Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The ambition of crafting the perfect wines founded the exceptional terroir in Apalta, Colcagua Valley. Clos Apalta was born in 1997 and quickly recognised as one of the most iconic wines in South America. Its 2005 vintage was voted TOP#1 by the Wine Spectator Magazine and its 2017 vintage was rated by 100 points by American wine critic James Suckling, in addition to holding many more awards.

TerraMater Mater 2017

TerraMater Mater 2017

Developed from a secret and rare grape blend to let the wine express its terroir. Once nothing grew in Isla De Maipo, but over decades, the Maipo River deposited sediment combined with proper irrigation and the nutrients contributed by the droppings of 60,000 laying hens led to the creation of the ultra-premium wine that could only be named Mater (mother in Latin), developed in a new terroir created layer by layer.

TerraMater Single Vinyard, Altum 2013 | ProChile | Gallo Wine Bar | Food For Thought

TerraMater Altum 2013

Located in the heart of Curico Valley at the foothills of the Andes Mountains are 75 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, and home to TerraMater Altum. Strict management of the vines and controlled deficit practices reduce the irrigation of this vineyard to almost zero. This wine was blind tasted in the most recent Cepas de Chile competition.

Cono Sur Single Vineyard 8 Grapes 2017 | ProChile | Gallo Wine Bar | Food For Thought

Cono Sur Single Vineyard 8 Grapes 2017

The Single Vineyard 8 Grapes, a unique red blend from the Aconcagua Valley, land of premium grapes, includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Carignan, Petit Syrah, Malbec, Mouvedre, Carmenere, Petit Verdot. The valley’s mountainous soils and extreme thermal amplitude make it the perfect home for these eight Mediterranean varietals and delivers an elegant, intense, full-bodied wine with mature tannins.

Luis Felipe Edward 100 Cien Carignan 2013 | ProChile | Gallo Wine Bar | Food For Thought

Luis Felipe Edward 100 Cien Carignan 2013

Maule is a sub region at the southern end of Central Valley where Carignan, increasingly famous for dry farmed and old vines, is the star varietal.  Made from Carignan grapes with no artificial irrigation and where the vine is forced to search for underground water.

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Nicholas Ng

Nicholas Ng is a restaurant critic and drinks writer and is the editor of independent publication Food For Thought. He has been a freelance journalist for the 15 years and has previously worked as a lawyer and in digital marketing. He currently is the Principal Consultant of A Thought Full Consultancy, a food and beverage marketing consultancy.

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