Chile looking to reclassify DOs

12 December, 2008

Wines of Chile is considering revamping its appellation system so that vineyards are classified based on how close they are to the sea or

mountains, as well as whereabouts they are in the country.

The body has launched a consultation process - currently "in

embryonic stages" -

to look into possible changes, according to Wines of Chile's

Michael Cox.

"There is a desire

to

get some DOs reclassified or extended," he said . "They would get an extra classification to reflect coastal, central and Andean influences, and

east-west influences. Vineyards near the Andes can have a very different style to those

on the coast and they can all be the same appellation."




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