Session Details

Flagship, Signature, and Discovery Varieties: Experience the Unfathomable Diversity of the Longest and Narrowest Country in the World: Chile

Mar 10 2022

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Master Class Theater

Did you know that 96 wine varieties are grown in Chile?
Join us for a tour of Chile, from north to south, with stops on the way to explore a series of our country’s most representative wines and distinctive terroirs.

Flagship: The best-known, most widely planted constituent of the group, Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon.
Signature: That would be Carmenere, a variety identified with Chile as with nowhere else. Originally from France, where it played a minor role in the traditional Bordeaux blend, Carmenere was introduced to Chile in the early 1900s — and promptly confused with Merlot. Written off in France as a “finicky” blending grape, Carmenere found its true calling in Chile, making the most of Chile’s long, dry growing season. In 1994, Chile’s mysterious plantings of Merlot were properly identified as Carmenere, and since that moment, Chilean Carmenere has never looked back.
Discovery: Exciting, lesser-known, emerging grape varieties that are starting to develop a new and unique identity within the vineyards of Chile, notably País and Carignan.

Tasting List
1. Tayu Pinot Noir 2020
2. Maquis Lien 2017
3. Tara Chardonnay 2017
4. CA1 Carmenere
6. VIK 2015
7. Aromo Barrel Selection The Blend

About Master Classes
Master classes are in-depth tasting and discussion sessions focused on a particular region or varietal. Master classes are held in the Master Class Theater at the back right-hand of the exhibit hall. Master Classes may have some seating reserved for sponsor guests, but are primarily first-come, first-served. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes prior to classes.



- Tastings Director

Babbo Enoteca & Restaurant, NYC

- Wine Director

Vino Concierge

- Vino Concierge. A Wine Enthusiast “40 under 40 Tastemaker 2021.”

ProChile and Wines of Chile

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