Taste Profile: Full Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Aconcagua Valley, Chile
Winery: Viña Errazuriz
Sight: Intense red with brick at the rim
Nose: Complex, underbrush, thyme, rosemary, leading on to ginger, raspberry, and sour cherry
Palate: Fresh, full of depth, very fine tannins, elegant, complex, plenty of fruit, long life ahead
ABOUT THIS WINE
"A super Chilean along the lines of a top Bordeaux. Chile's greatest red wine." - Forbes Magazine
Hailed by Forbes as Chile's most venerable producer of high end wines, Errazuriz is recognised as perhaps the single top-quality producer of Chilean wines within recent years. Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña Errazuriz, was named Decanter Man of the Year in 2018. The winery was awarded Best Chilean Winery in 2017 by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
For six consecutive years, Viña Errazuriz has been recognised as part of the World's Most Admired Wine Brands by Drinks International. This brand remains on the list for its consistency, strength, and excellence.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
The Don Maximiano vineyards are located in the Valle de Aconcagua and the oldest among them are Max I, Max II, and Max V. The region has a long, dry season with moderately warm summer days cooled by the soft evening breezes that enter the valley from the Pacific Ocean. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted in 1978, most of which are planted on north or north-eastern facing hillsides with 5-25° of slope. The soils are volcanic, colluvial, and piedmont (Max I and II) or alluvial (Max V) in origin, with good drainage conferring low to moderate vigour. The colluvial and volcanic rocky soils of Max I show high presence of mica with clay-slit texture. Max II has deep colluvial soils of volcanic origin, with loam to sandy-loam texture, and both have 30-40% stone content. Max V has deep gravelly alluvial soils with 50% stone content and excellent drainage. Precision in farming allowed Errazuriz to identify homogenous sectors within each vineyard and harvest these individually according to the progress of the berries in each lot.