South American reds are making a big impact on the domestic and international wine trade. Their Malbecs and Carmeneres have established a definitive style on the opposite side of the Andes and become the signature wines their adopted country has to offer.

Originating from the same part of south west France, and with a lineage is so ‘aristocratic’ that they are both still included in the six grape varieties authorised for use in Bordeaux; Malbec and Carmenere would usually be added in small percentages to the typical ‘Bordeaux blend’.