Amelia Chardonnay

Uno, dos, tres, cuatro—Cinco de Mayo! Count the days until this wildly popular celebration, where we drink margaritas and remember the Alamo.

But when the party is over, it’s time to reach way south of the border and discover one of Chile’s best white wines—Amelia. This modern-style Chardonnay is a wonderful expression of poached pear, white peach and hazelnut liqueur layered with hints of vanilla and whispers of oak. It balances acidity and minerality with smooth richness.

Produced by Concha y Toro, Amelia embodies the substance, soul and spirit of Chile’s flagship white wine region, the Casablanca Valley. Located near Santiago, between the mountains and the sea, Casablanca parallels Sonoma Valley’s geography, so expect similarities in style, taste and texture.  

Amelia is available in Baton Rouge exclusively at Mestizo’s Restaurant—BTG and BTB—where it pairs perfectly with Jim Urdiales’ spicy Southwest seafood creations. 

Or trade your euros for pesos, travel about 45 minutes from Santiago and experience firsthand this award-winning Chilean Chardonnay.

Scott Reis is a venture capitalist whose prior investments include Churchill’s Cigar and Wine Bar as well as Grand Cru Market and Wine Cellar. E-mail Scott at [email protected].