This $13 Chilean cabernet proves good wine values still exist

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Let’s journey the world this week from Chile to Austria and Bulgaria for a trio of scrumptious reasonably priced wines. Chile shines with cut price cabernet sauvignon, whereas Austria chimes in with a minerally white and Bulgaria with an aesthetic rosé.

Root: 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

(2 stars)

This standard Chilean model is now sporting a brand new label design to emphasise the vineyard’s sustainability efforts. Root: 1 claims to be Chile’s first licensed sustainable vineyard and the primary to implement carbon offsets. That’s all good on the skin, and the wine contained in the bottle delivers a reminder that Chile produces some darn good cabernet sauvignon at reasonably priced costs. Search for blackberry jam with a touch of mint and sage. Licensed sustainable. Alcohol by quantity: 13 p.c. BW: 510 grams (Common).

Imported and distributed domestically by Winebow.

Bergh Ludwig Grüner Veltliner Klassik 2022

(3 stars)

I had strayed from grüner for a number of months, however this terrific wine welcomed me again with a bouquet of jasmine, honeysuckle and peach blossom, braced by citrus minerality. Licensed natural. This producer has makes a wonderful zweigelt on the identical value. ABV: 12.5 p.c. BW: 410 grams (Mild).

Imported by ViniMundi Wines. Distributed domestically by Craft Wine & Spirits.

(3 stars)

Thracian Valley, Bulgaria, $20

What an aesthetic rosé, in addition to a reminder that pink wine greater than a yr previous the classic is just not essentially previous its prime. Produced from mavrud, a local Bulgarian selection, this palest of pink wine sings with strawberry and melon notes, accented by mint and thyme. Pretty, and a terrific alternative for Thanksgiving’s cornucopia of flavors. ABV: 12.5 p.c. BW: 580 grams (Common).

Imported and distributed domestically by Bohemish Wines.

Costs are approximate. For availability, verify, and the web sites and social media feeds of the wineries, importers, distributors, and your favourite native wine retailer. You may as well ask your native retailer to order wines from the distributors listed. Have wine questions for Dave McIntyre? Ship them to [email protected].

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