Glug in a cool climate

18 May, 2007


& Toro head winemaker Marcelo Papa will be at the fair, showing Casillero del Diablo's new Reserva Privada, a Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah blend aged in French oak for 14 months (rrp £8.99). Palo Alto 2006 will be on taste with new bespoke packaging showing that it supports urban tree-planting charity Trees for Cities. Frontera has also been repackaged and will unveil its new look at the wine fair. Stand T50

Cono Sur's winemaker Adolfo Hurtado will be at the event, showing samples of the 2007 Sauvignon Blanc harvest and talking about the company's new plantation in Campo Lindo, in the cool-climate coastal region of San Antonio.

Stand S40/S50

Buckingham Vintners is introducing Chilean agency Viñedos Puertas from Curicó. The winery's Rare Bird Carmenère (rrp £6.99) and £4.99 range Las Rocas will be on taste. Stand T42

Santa Carolina will be showing off new labels and logos for its Varietal, Reserva and oak-aged Barrica ranges at Percy Fox's stand. Santa Carolina's super-­premium Reserva de Familia range (rrp £12.99) has recently won a listing in Tesco. The brand will also be showing some 2007 whites and a rosé, plus its Antares range in screwcap. Stand


Errazuriz will be launching its Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, a product of the winery's move to monitor, harvest and vinify small vineyard lots. The winery will also show new vintages of premium Shiraz La Cumbre 2005 and Cabernet Sauvignon wine Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2004, both from the Aconcagua Valley. President Eduardo Chadwick, managing director Ricardo Urresti and commercial director Carlos de Carlos will be at the stand.

Errazuriz's sister winery Caliterra is showing its new Tribute range, including Tribute Chardonnay 2006 and four 2005 reds. Stand S60

Cachapoal winery Anakena is adding a 2006 Sauvignon Blanc from the cool-­climate San Antonio region in the Leyda Valley to its £7.99 Single Vineyard range, which also includes Viognier, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Syrah. There will also be new vintages of premium experimental label ONA (£8.99), including premium blends, multi-clone varietals and the unusual Viognier/Riesling/Chardonnay blend, plus new vintages from the £4.99 Varietal and £6.99 Reserve tiers.

Stand F22

Bottle Green will be introducing new wineries Viña Morandé and Viña La Fortuna. Morandé was set up in 1996 by Pablo Morandé, who is known as the pioneer of the Casablanca Valley, while the family-run La Fortuna says it is Chile's oldest organic winery. Stand D68

Santa Rita has taken its own stand for the first time, and will be showing off a revamped Floresta range and unveiling Santa Rita icon Carmenère. The brand's chief winemakers, Andrés Ilabaca and Cecilia Torres, the first woman ever to be named Chilean winemaker of the year in 2006, will be at the show. Stand T60

Cellar Door is launching a rosé from Veramonte, and showing new vintages of Sauvignon Blanc 2006 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2005. Stand F40

Enotria is launching two

wineries from Chile - Cabernet-based Intriga from the Maipo Valley, and Amaral, a new property in Leyda producing Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Stand F52

Independent and on-trade specialist Discovery Wines is launching a New World range, which includes the Vistamar winery . Wines on taste include Cabernet Merlot Rosé 2006 (rrp £3.99) and Sepia Pinot Noir 2006 from the cool-climate Casablanca Valley (rrp £4.99). Stand H16

The £4.99 entry-level tier of PLB's own-brand Chileno is now in screwcap

and is advertising the closure's benefits on a new-look neck collar, the ScrewTag. Chileno's Reserve Gold tier is also sporting new packaging. Viña Ventisquero, which makes Chileno in a joint venture with PLB, will also be at the fair, and winemaker Alejandro Galaz Viñals will lead vertical tastings of Pinot Noir and Carmenère wines on May 23 , 2 -4pm and May 24,

11am-1pm in room S10B.

Stands F60, S40.3

De Martino is celebrating 10 years of exporting Chilean Carmenère by showing the De Martino Single Vineyard Carmenère 2005, as well as newly-released Legado Reserva Chardonnay 2006 from Limarí and a range of Sauvignon Blancs, including an organic wine.

Managing director Pietro de Martino, his nephew Sebastian de Martino and winemaker Marcelo Retamal will be at the fair. Stand S50.18-19

Lindemans will be showing its new Country of Origin range from Chile, featuring a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the new Early Harvest, a low calorie and low alcohol wine. Stand D40

Jacques and François Lurton will be showing Gran Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon 2003. The wine is made from old Cabernet Sauvignon vines discovered by the brothers in 1997, close to the small town of Santa Cruz in the Colchagua Valley.

South America wineries & vineyards manager Guillaume Martineau will be at the stand with

chief executive

François Lurton, export director Anne Blois and UK sales manager Andrew Bayley.Stand P1

Moreno is launching three

wines made working with Chilean winemaker Alvaro Espinoza - Viña Quintay, a Casablanca Valley Sauvignon Blanc (£9.99), the £7.99-9.99 Pali range from Bío Bío, Rapel and Casablanca and three reds priced £9.49-11.99 in the Viluco Estate range.

Stand H10

Guy Anderson Wines has signed up Elqui Valley producer Viña Falernia. Wines on taste will include its award-winning Alta Tierra Syrah. Stand C12

Jackson Wine Estates' Maule Valley winery Viña Calina has two recent additions - general manager Victor Baeza and assistant winemaker Marcela Chandia. The brand will preview new vintages at the John E Fells stand. Stand E70

Thierry's will be showing Espíritu de Chile, a range of four dry varietal wines made in a

venture with Racke and Aresti, which launched last summer.

Stand Q20

Super-premium brand Amayna is launching its third Pinot Noir vintage, with owner Matias Garces Silva making an appearance at the show. Stand S50.31

Viña Montes is showing Montes Alpha Syrah 2005 (£9.99), which includes

three per cent Viognier; the 2006 vintage of Montes Sauvignon Blanc from the cool-climate Leyda Valley (£7.99) ; and the second vintage of rosé Montes Cherub, made from early-picked Syrah with a label designed by illustrator Ralph Steadman (£8.49). Stand S30Wines of Chile has taken two large island spaces hosting 30 wineries

including three new members - Casas Patronales, Santa Elian a and Tres Palacios.

Wineries at the stand include Bisquertt, Cantaluna, Carmen, Carta Vieja, Casa Silva, Casablanca, Aromo Winery, Indómita, Lomas

de Cauquenes, Los Robles, Santa Alicia, Sol

de Chile, TerraMater, Terranoble, Torreón

de Paredes, Undurraga, Viña Mar and William Cole.

There will be a special tasting area for the trophy and gold medal winners of the fourth annual Wines of Chile Awards held in January, which will be open from 10am-4pm every day. Wines of Chile is also holding a seminar, Extremes of Chile: Bío -Bío

and Elqui, all about these two up-and-coming, cool-climate vineyard regions. Stand S 40/50

Who else is there?

Liberty Wines will be showing new wines from Calbuco in Chile's Central Valley, including Sauvignon Blanc 2006 and Merlot 2006. Stand G42

New vintages of £5-£7 varietal range Terra Andina, made under new winemaker Stefano Gandolini in a new winery, will be on show at Peter Lehmann Wines. Stand L30.

Valdivieso and Via will be at Bibendum. Stand D30

Great Western Wine will

show wines from Viña Falernia from the Elqui Valley and Viña Leyda from the Leyda Valley. Stand D12

Les Caves de Pyrène is showcasing wines from Viu Manent. Stand I13

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