Amazing views are key to every trip we make and they can get even better if you add a glass of great wine.If you are a wine enthusiast and want to discover the destinations where the best wines are produced, we are here to guide you.
ITALYItaly is the country which exports the most wine in the whole world. There is a very famous wine region called Chianti, in the Tuscany, which has DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) and which produces exquisite red wines, most of them with Sangiovese grapes.
- The best Italian wine: La Serena Brunello di Montalcino.
FRANCEFrance together with Italy, is one of the major wine producing regions in the world. The origins of its wine culture date back to the Roman period and at present, wine is an essential part of the French gastronomy. This country stands out for its wide variety of wines. The diversity of its climates and lands enables the production of white wines to intense red wines.
- The best French wine: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
CHILEChile is internationally known for its its Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Malbec, and Syrah wines. The Elqui Valley is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Chile and it’s one of the places where there is more wine production due to its weather conditions, which make the distillate from Muscatel grapes constitute the Chilean national drink.
- The best Chilean wine: 2011 Don Melchor Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
SPAINIn third place, after Italy and France, Spain is home to the largest vineyard acreage in the world (representing 15% of the world total). In Elciego, Alava province, you will find one of the most iconic wine cellars, the Marqués de Riscal cellar, designed by the man who designed the Guggenheim Museum, Frank O. Gehry.
- The best Spanish wine: 2010 Marques de Riscal Rioja Baron de Chirel Reserva
SOUTH AFRICASouth Africa might not be known for its wine-making culture but this country has long been known for its Chenin Blanc, which produces with white grapes, and produces the largest volume of Brandy in the world.
- The best South African wine: Jackson Family Estate, Capensis, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2013