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Almaviva 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

In 1997, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, and Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle, Chairman of Viña Concha y Toro S.A., sealed a partnership agreement with a view to create an exceptional Franco-Chilean wine called Almaviva. Located in the Maipo Valley, in Chile's central zone, Puente Alto was recognized over twenty years ago as offering ideal conditions for growing the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Made from a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties, in which Cabernet Sauvignon predominates, Almaviva is the result of a felicitous encounter between two cultures. Chile offers its soil, its climate and its vineyards, while France contributes its winemaking savoir-faire and traditions. The result is an exceptionally elegant and complex wine. Its launch was a major milestone in the development of Chilean wines, both in Chile itself and in the international market. The nose reveals a generous and powerful bouquet of blackberries, ripe cassis, licorice and violets, with mineral hints and fine notes of vanilla, café, black pepper, incense and dark chocolate. The mouth shows an outstanding balance, full of density, life, roundness and savors. The ripe, silky, concentrated and enrobed tannins give to the wine an incomparable voluptuous texture, as the evolution leaves an impression of plenitude and harmony. An extraordinary complex and powerful wine, full-bodied, persistent and layered, perfectly balanced by a great acidity. An exceptional and superb vintage with great aging potential.

Viña Almaviva:
In 1997, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, and Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle, Chairman of Viña Concha y Toro S.A., sealed a partnership agreement with a view to create an exceptional Franco-Chilean wine called Almaviva. Produced under the joint technical supervision of both partners, the first vintage achieved immediate international success upon its launch in 1998.

External Reviews for Almaviva

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/23/2011

Intensives Rubinrot. Nobles Bouquet von reifen, schwarzen Johannisbeeren, Pflaumen und delikaten Brombeeren, gepaart mit mineralischen Noten und feinen Vanillenoten, Kaffee und etwas Orangenzeste. Ungemein delikate Frucht mit einer herausragenden Frucht-Säure-Balance, erstklassige Tanninstruktur, elegant und äusserst charaktervoll, stattliche Länge.



In 1997, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, and Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle, Chairman of Viña Concha y Toro S.A., sealed a partnership agreement with a view to create an exceptional Franco-Chilean wine called Almaviva. Located in the Maipo Valley, in Chile's central zone, Puente Alto was recognized over twenty years ago as offering ideal conditions for growing the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Made from a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties, in which Cabernet Sauvignon predominates, Almaviva is the result of a felicitous encounter between two cultures. Chile offers its soil, its climate and its vineyards, while France contributes its winemaking savoir-faire and traditions. The result is an exceptionally elegant and complex wine. Its launch was a major milestone in the development of Chilean wines, both in Chile itself and in the international market. The nose reveals a generous and powerful bouquet of blackberries, ripe cassis, licorice and violets, with mineral hints and fine notes of vanilla, café, black pepper, incense and dark chocolate. The mouth shows an outstanding balance, full of density, life, roundness and savors. The ripe, silky, concentrated and enrobed tannins give to the wine an incomparable voluptuous texture, as the evolution leaves an impression of plenitude and harmony. An extraordinary complex and powerful wine, full-bodied, persistent and layered, perfectly balanced by a great acidity. An exceptional and superb vintage with great aging potential.

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