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*Silver Award at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2010* Laid back New Zealander Brett Jackson is very much settled in Chile ...Read more...
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*Silver Award at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2010* Laid back New Zealander Brett Jackson is very much settled in Chile - although he hasn't lost his lifelong affection for the All Blacks - and much of Valdivieso's success in recent years has been down to his efforts. Based in Lontue, the company has a wealth of vineyards and the quality of the terroir is shown by the Single Vineyard wines. The whole range encapsulates everything that Chile excels at: rich, vibrant flavours and smooth, glossy textures - and the wines deserve the multitude of gongs they have picked up in recent years. One vineyard is located in the eastern limit of Casablanca Valley in the area known as Tapihue; at the northern edge, the mists tend to dissipate earlier, resulting in being slightly warmer here than the western areas of Casablanca. Fruit here is rich in cassis style and full bodied. The other vineyard is located in the western limit of Casablanca Valley in the area known as Santa Rita. This is the coolest part of Casablanca, due to being closer to the ocean, and the lowest point, the sea mists linger longer and come in sooner. Fruit here is rich in fresh berry fruits aromas, crisp acidity and medium to full structure. Sweet spices mingle with earthy notes on the nose, and some dark fruit. On the palate it is full-bodied and textured, with a fine acid balancing the palate. Perfect with all kinds of red meat; roast beef, venison. A wine to be enjoyed with company.
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