Wine


Wine

VINO 2Chilean wines ship in a variety of categories, including bulk, bottled, packaged, and sparkling. The OIV lists Chile as the world’s eighth-largest producer and the fifth-largest exporter.

The SAG notes that the 2012 harvest yielded 1.25 billion liters, a 19.9 percent increase over 2011, with Maule, O’Higgins and Metro regions accounting for 92.2 percent.

The industry emphasizes bottled wine production. In 2012, this category grew 0.38 percent in value, 0.2 percent in average price, and 0.18 percent in volume over 2011.

Competitive Advantages

  • Absence of pest and disease (Chile is sheltered by the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west)
  • Wide range of terroirs.
  • Significant day/night temperature differentials.
  • Mediterranean climate.

Leading Products

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carmenère
  • Syrah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay

 

Certifications

  • Certified Sustainable Wine of Chile
  • BSCI
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