On October 18, the Wines of Chile ( Vinos de Chile) hosted the “90 + Event” at The Intercontinental Beijing Sanlitun Hotels & Resorts. It invited participants from media outlets in Beijing, wine tasters, winemakers and winery owners from Chile. During the event, 40 Chilean wineries selected a maximum of their four best wines for tasting, all of which were awarded with 90 points or more in international wine competitions. They come from Chile's three winemaking areas.
Wine from Costa Areas are characterised by its fresh and zesty acidity. Limarí, an emerging area, is known for producing the world- class Chardonnay wine. Entre Cordilleras Areas are the first planting home for wine introduced from Spain and accounts for 60 percent of the nation's wine production. The notable wine regions Mapio Valley and Maule Valley are famous for planting red grape varieties. Grapes planted in Andes Areas have a longer growing season due to the altitude and Maipo Alto is regarded as a premium site for producing one of Chile's best Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
At the 90+ Symposium, Fongyee Walker, Tim Atkin and Lü Yang, all three renowned wine experts, gave speeches and shared their impressions about refined Chilean wine. At the 90+ Hall, guests communicated with representatives, winemakers, traders, and owners of 40 wineries from Chile.
Chile is one of the oldest winemaking countries with outstanding people, pristine light and the purest air in its terroirs.
The culture of wine has been grown and raised in this country during the 16th century. As time goes by, Chilean wine has become a major player on an international stage as a new area for producing wine.