In the context of a celebration that gathered the main representatives of the Chilean industry, gastronomy, and press, Viñedo Chadwick officially launched its 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, the first Chilean wine to reach 100 points, the world’s highest recognition. It is a historic milestone for the Chilean wine industry, as it positions Chile among the most prestigious world-class appellations for red wines, such as Bordeaux, Tuscany and Napa.
The celebration took place at Viñedo Chadwick, in Maipo Alto, considered the best Chilean terroir for producing Cabernet Sauvignon of exceptional quality. It was described by James Suckling as “a wine that defines the greatness of Chile with a purity, structure and finesse that competes with the best reds of the world”.
The event was attended by a selected group of guests, including ambassadors, the country’s economic and business authorities, personalities from the wine world, and representatives of prominent restaurants. Lunch was paired with two historic vintages, 2006 and 2014, which were carefully selected for this unparalleled celebration.
Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viñedo Chadwick, commented: “To have reached this topmost recognition for our wine and for Chile is a source of great pride for our winery. It is a historic event that represents a milestone for our country and for the Chilean wine industry. It marks the consolidation of our wine’s position among the great classics worldwide, and that of Chile as one of the best appellations in the world. Finally, I don’t want to forgo the opportunity to thank our team for their great work and their commitment to quality along all these years.”
On the other hand, Francisco Baettig added: “The fact that Viñedo Chadwick obtained 100 points has meant for us a great joy which we want to share today not only with our team, but also with all those who collaborate in the making and promotion of Chilean wines in the world, as this is not only an acknowledgment to our winery but also to Chile’s image.”