Undurraga Winery was founded in 1885 by Don Francisco Undurraga, one of the pioneers of winemaking in Chile. With plants he brought over from France and Germany, and under the supervision of the renowned French viticulturist M. Pressac, he developed the first Undurraga Vineyards on his Santa Ana Estate in the heart of Maipo Valley. The first grape varieties that were planted included Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer and by 1903 they were the first Chilean winery to ship to the US according to our Undurraga wine reviews. Today the Undurraga family owns over 2,000 acres of prime vineyards in the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys and Undurraga wines are present in over 70 countries on five continents. Undurraga wines are known for providing quality and value across their entire portfolio according to our Undurraga wine ratings. To see which of these wines are right for you check out our Undurraga wine buying guide below.
A big, syrupy five-grape blend that delivers the full allotment of baked, ripe berry aromas followed by a firm, tannic palate housing serious flavors of blackberry, eucalyptus, olive and mineral. Very long and layered on the finish, with acidic zest to keep it pulsing. Drink now through 2015.
This is what you want from Chile. The bouquet of green apple, lime, mineral, sea air and controlled sweetness is impressive while not being forceful. Flavors of citrus, pineapple and green herbs are live-wire, while the feel is stimulating and spritzy. With a juicy finish and tons of zest,this is a lovely, true wine that reflects its coastal San Antonio origins.
Initial blackberry aromas are met with notes of olive, herb and violet petal. It feels tight, pure and not overdone, with baked berry, coffee and chocolate flavors. The finish is chocolaty and smooth, with some complexity.
A little meat and earth add depth to this wine’s dominant cassis and berry aromas. It is bold, with black fruit, chocolate and spice flavors. This is a familiar style of wine made right.
This wine consistently shows off its excellence and purity. This vintage is typically aromatic, with scents of ocean, honey, green herb and grass. The palate is full, round and lemony, with scallion, lime, melon and tarragon flavors. Will pair well with shellfish and ceviche.
The debut vintage, and already sold out, according to Undurraga. It’s inky in color, with earthy scents complemented by cassis and mint. The chewy texture is silky as well, finishing with firm tannins and juicy acids. The next vintage will be the 2001, which should be more available, as 1,000 cases were produced.
Fiery on first blush, this then displays aromas of plum, leather, tobacco and cheesy oak. It feels fresh and not the least bit fat or flabby, with cassis, raspberry, olive, cocoa and mint flavors. The finish is composed, dry and lightly herbal. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Syrah and Carignan.
This new wine from a venerable Chilean producer scores points all over the map. The nose is a smooth ride of white fruits and cleanliness, while the mouth pulsates with pear, green banana and toasted walnuts. Harmonious and sturdy, with fine balance. One of the best ten-buck, buy-and-drink Chards you’ll find.