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Almaviva - 2017

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SKU: 7961

Fr. 134.63 (Fr. 125.00 Excl. Tax)
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Cotation
Suckling : 100/100 « wine of the decade »
Varietal(s)
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Carmenère, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Degree
14.5°
Origin
Chile - Chili
Type
Red wine
Producer
Philippe de Rothschild et Concha y Toro
Maturity
2022-2035
Packaging
OWC of 6 bottles
Size
75 cl

Details

The Almaviva winery is located on the north bank of the Maipo river, in the heights of the Maipo valley, where the town of Puente Alto has been home to the first vines since 1978. It was in this magical place in Chile at the foot of the Andes Mountains that the Philippine Baroness de Rothschild and Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle of Viña Concha y Toro S.A. signed a cooperation agreement in 1997 to create this exceptional Franco-Chilean wine.

Combining the know-how of both partners, the first vintage was tasted a year later and was an immediate and international success. The name and logo are also the fruit of a perfect union: Almaviva being the name of the Count in the Marriage of Figaro by Beaumarchais, taken up by Mozart, the calligraphy used is that of Beaumarchais himself, celebrating the French genius. As for the logo, it is the emblem of the Mapuche culture, the sign representing the cosmos, giving thanks to Chile's ancestral history.

In order to respect the culture of the Bordeaux vineyards, Almaviva is the first Chilean wine to be produced in a real Château (although in the typical style of a bodega), but whose cellars have been built following an undulating pattern to remind us of the Andes Cordillera. The interior of the Grand Chai is decorated with Mapuche symbols.

With 60 hectares of vines, Almaviva is made up mostly of Cabernet Sauvignon (the stony, arid soil of clay, silt and sand of Puente Alto is considered the most suitable for Cabernet Sauvignon). However, other grape varieties are also present, such as Carménère, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.

As Puente Alto is located at 650 metres above sea level, the climate is sometimes harsh, cool breezes blow through the Maipo Valley and large temperature differences are noticeable between day and night, encouraging a long and homogenous ripening process. Humidity is scarce, preventing the spread of vine diseases and allowing the Cabernet Sauvignon to reach its full potential. The result of the blend of Chilean soil, climate, vineyards and French know-how is a unique, powerful, exceptional wine. Once bottled, Almaviva is sent back to Bordeaux, from where it will be shipped everywhere else, offering the best of both worlds to all amateurs.

Cotation
Suckling : 100/100 « wine of the decade »
Varietal(s)
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Carmenère, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Degree
14.5°
Origin
Chile - Chili
Type
Red wine
Producer
Philippe de Rothschild et Concha y Toro
Maturity
2022-2035
Packaging
OWC of 6 bottles
Size
75 cl

Customer Reviews

Review by Olivadoti Antonio
Rating
80%
Review by Eric
Rating
100%
Tout OK pour la commande et livraison le lendemain, même pas eu le temps de voir passer les btles avant de les mettre dans la cave de vieillissement. Première dégustation lorsqu'il fera un peu moins chaud....
Review by Fred
Rating
100%
excellent magnifique et je dois dire une tres bon rapport qualité/prix
Review by Sven
Rating
100%
Excellenter Kundendienst, schnell, professionell und der Wein eine Klasse für sich! Gerne wieder einen Kauf bei Gazzar.
Review by Erich
Rating
100%
Tip Top ;-) noch nicht getrunken, wird aber sicher ein Genuss.
Review by Jean-Marie
Rating
80%
2010 encore très jeune. Vin de garde très prometteur, je pense qu'il n'est pas à ouvrir avant 2015 minimum.
Review by Sailing Mäse
Rating
100%
Top - ich konnte nicht aufhören damit :-) Der Service von Gazzar ist gut!
Review by Markus
Rating
100%
Super Wein, für spezielle Abende im Jahr...
Review by Hans
Rating
100%
Ein Edler Topfen. Wunderbar im gaumen ein Traum.

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