Almaviva

Almaviva

Colour: Red
Country: chile
Producer: almaviva winery
Grape: Bordeaux Red Blend
Region: maipo valley
Appellation: puente alto
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The 2014 vintage displays a dark ruby, red colour, deep and opaque. The nose reveals a generous, layered and powerful bouquet of blueberry, blackberry and blackcurrant, associated with hints of cedar and spices, fine notes of vanilla, walnut, liquorice and dark chocolate. Dense and full bodied, this wine fills the mouth with round, ripe and refined tannins, leaving an overall impression of balance, finesse and persistence.
  • 94 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”A wine with wonderful blueberry, blackberry and hints of cedar and spice. Full body, dense and beautiful fruit. Chocolate, walnut and berry. It goes on for minutes. A fabulous wine. Better in 2020 but gorgeous now” Robert Parker Jr.

  • 94 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”The wine is fresher and more fluid, not as concentrated as previous vintages. It has a subtle nose with very nicely integrated spicy aromas from the élevage. The palate is very approachable, soft and velvety, with very good balance and a fine texture because of the very fine tannins. In a way it reminds me of the texture of the 2006, which is possibly the most Burgundian of their vintages. Yes, it's still a baby, but a baby that is approachable from now on, and should have a long life and development in bottle.” Luis Gutiérrez

Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer

In 1997, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and Eduardo Guilisasit Tagle of Concha y Toro, sealed a partnership to create an exceptional Franco-Chiliean wine. Over 50 hectares of the Concha y Toro vineyards in Puente Alto were put to the task of creating the first Bordeaux ‘grand cru classé’ in Chile and the result was an exceptionally elegant and complex wine.

Almaviva is a marriage between two countries. Chile offers the soil and climate and France contributes its winemaking savoir-faire and traditions. This ‘château concept’ had been around for centuries in France as a way to honour master winemakers in Bordeaux, but Almaviva was the first wine in Chile to be created in this way.

The wine is a classic Bordeaux blend in which the main variety is Cabernet Sauvignon accompanied by Carménère and Cabernet Franc. Its launch in 1998 was a major milestone in the development of Chilean wines and it continues to be one of Chile’s most renowned wines today.

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