Currently, there are various types of wines that stand out internationally due to their excellent quality. However, there are still many people who, when choosing a variety, a brand or a winery, don’t know where to begin, making it difficult to choose the ideal wine for each occasion.
Year after year, Chilean wine wins awards in various competitions, giving recognition to the excellent properties of the varieties produced here. This is undoubtedly an indicator of quality; so paying attention to the awards granted to the different varieties in the market will help you decide on the perfect wine for you.
These are some of the most important international competitions in the world of winemaking:
With more than 30 years of experience in awarding prizes to the best wines in the world and a circulation of more than 2.2 million copies, this American magazine is the most influential in the wine industry.
In its 2017 edition, Wine Spectator awarded 91 points to the 2014 vintage of Gran Reserva Tarapacá Cabernet Sauvignon, while the 2015 vintage of Gran Reserva Tarapacá Carménerè won 90 points.
Decanter World Wine Awards
This is a magazine aimed at wine lovers and which has a presence in 90 countries. Decanter’s competition began in 2004 and every year it has over 15,000 participants, which makes it the biggest wine competition in the world.
Its August edition is the one that reveals the best-rated wines for each year. In the 2017 edition, Decanter awarded 91 points to the 2015 vintage of Gran Reserva Tarapacá Carménerè, the same rating that the Gran Reserva Tarapacá Cabernet Sauvignon obtained the previous year.
Descorchados Wine Guide
Since 1999, the Descorchados Guide has become a benchmark when choosing the ideal wine to achieve a perfect match with different foods. Specialized journalist Patricio Tapia creates an annual list with the best Chilean wines, offering a complete overview of national winemaking.
More than 1,500 wines from over 200 vineyards are reviewed in each edition. In 2017, Gran Reserva Tarapacá Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was awarded 93 points, while the 2015 vintage of Gran Reserva Tarapacá Syrah earned 90 points.
There are many competitions that distinguish Chilean wine, making it one of the most competitive in the wine industry thanks to the excellent quality of the varieties that grow in this country.
For that reason, if you’re looking for recommendations to make your evening a special occasion, pay attention to the prizes that guarantee a pleasant experience for wine lovers.