Legacy Wine and Spirits International reports that the company is in the process of producing the first of its own brand of select wines under a private label from vintners around the world. The first selection will be from the region of Chile in South America, to be known as the Andes Primera Collection by Legacy
The company said that Andes Primera Brand will consist of red wine varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Camanere and Cabernet-Merlot. Currently, imported bottled Chilean wines in China are competitive in price due to a special trade agreement between the two countries.
The company is also reviewing various varietals from vineyards located in Argentina in anticipation of possibly including some of the Argentinian wines in the Andes Primera Collection.
According to China Customs, roughly 55 per cent of the imported bulk wine entering China the last three years hailed from Chile. The vast majority of these imports are blended with domestic wine and sold under local labels.
According to Adam Lechmere of Decanter.com, "Chile has proven itself a producer of some of the finest Sauvignon, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet blends in the world."