24 November, 2015

VIÑA ERRÁZURIZ’S ICON WINES AMONG THE HIGHEST SCORES IN LA CAV MAGAZINE’S 2015 TASTING PANEL GUIDE

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Once again, Viña Errázuriz’s scores stand out amongst Chilean wines ranked by La Cav Magazine’s Tasting Panel Guide.

 

Viñedo Chadwick 2013, described as “the iconic Cabernet Sauvignon from Alto Maipo”, received 97 points, the highest score of all the icon wines from Viña Errázuriz, and was published on November’s La Cav Magazine’s cover, together with the two other best rated wines.
In an article devoted to the winning labels and entitled “Viñedo Chadwick: Pure terroir”, Francisco Baettig, head winemaker at Viña Errázuriz, spoke about the philosophy behind this Cabernet Sauvignon. “(In Viñedo Chadwick) …we search for the true expression of what I consider to be one of the best terroirs for Cabernet Sauvignon. We vinify with as little intervention as possible to obtain a classic Cabernet, one that is a reference of elegance, freshness and depth. There are few places that can produce a Cabernet like this, and Alto Maipo is one of them. Its alluvial soil and its relatively fresh climate make a perfect match that allows obtaining the best expression with this variety”.
For the vinification, Viñedo Chadwick continues with a style of minimum intervention. “Grapes are still picked by hand in small 14 kg boxes and the wine is kept for 22 months in French oak barrels. As usual, the style is marked by red fruits, very soft and fine grained tannins”, stated Baettig. About Viñedo Chadwick’s 2013 vintage, he said “it has very elegant tannins, and it fills the palate with long and tasty red fruits.”
Viñedo Chadwick’s high score is closely followed by Viña Errázuriz’s other icons, which also received excellent results: Don Maximiano 2013 (96 points), La Cumbre 2013 (95 points) and KAI 2013 (94 points).

*La CAV Magazine’s Tasting Panel Guide is published every year selecting the best Chilean wines in different categories. For the 2016 version more than 1.600 wines of local producers were blind tasted by an expert panel.

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