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9 October 2013 News

The winter 2013 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine features the Top 100 Wineries of the Year for their exemplary performances through the year for particular regions. Of the 100, there were 5 of our very own having a featured profile which were, Domaine des Baumard, E. Guigal, Errazuriz, Lucien Le Moine, and Schiopetto. You can see all of their featured profiles by clicking the images below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
20 September 2013 News

A full size photo of Errazuriz winemaker Francisco Baettig in TheDrinkBusiness.com article on how Chile’s “big guns” are approaching sparkling wine.  Francisco is as always honest, quality-minded, and very high on the Aconcagua Costa region that is the source of our Max Reserva Sauvignon Blanc and, now with the 2012 vintages, Max Reserva Chardonnay and Max Reserva Pinot Noir. Click here to read the full article.

 
5 September 2013 News

Today’s Washington Post Lifestyle “Food” section featured an article entitled “Wines that can grab your attention”. Of the 5 wines mentioned, 2 were Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 and Max Reserva Chardonnay 2011. Both wines recieved 2 Stars for “Excellent” and the reviews are as follows. You can read the full article by clicking here.

“Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

★★

Aconcagua Valley, Chile, $15

Errazuriz is famous as one of Chile’s top producers of cabernet sauvignon, and this wine does not disappoint. The new Max Reserva line combines its previous reserve wines and single-vineyard bottlings. This wine shows the black currant and berry flavor typical of cabernet, with good oak flavor that supports but does not overshadow the fruit. Great with grilled burgers or steaks. 14 percent.

Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2011

★★

Casablanca Valley, Chile, $15

Toasty oak, followed by peach, caramel and even some tropical citrus dominate the aromas of this dexterous wine. The flavor starts with the oak notes then yields quickly to the tropical fruits and lemon curd, before turning toward the caramel flavors. 13.5 percent.”

 
8 July 2013 News

The latest news at Errazuriz, click on the image below – results of their incredible tasting in Korea with verticals of their Icon wines and top Bordeaux, and Eduardo Chadwick’s nomination by Decanter Magazine to their Top 50 Power List.   As Decanter writes:

“He was the first to plant in Chile’s cool-climate Aconcagua Costa region and is a biodynamic pioneer. At the 2004 Berlin Tasting he pitted his Chadwick 2000 and Seña 2001 against some of the world’s greatest, including Lafite and Sassicaia. His wines came first and second respectively, convincing the world that Chile could make great wine.”

 

 

 
5 July 2013 News

A column written by Master of Wine Sandy Block, vice president of beverage operations for Legal Sea Foods, in The Improper Bostonian mentions the 2011 Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay. The article, entitled “The Chile Factor”, points out that Chile has “perfect grape-growing conditions”. Block says that the sunny, dry with cooling coastal breezes make Chile’s top regions produce grapes that that taste ripe and delicious. He also says, “The best thing about the wines: The incredibly values.” Of his top three highest value favorites was the Wild Ferment Chardonnay with his comments as follows: “Errázuriz is a fifth-generation family producer that is renowned primarily for its red wines, but this chardonnay is something special. The “wild ferment” means that only natural yeasts are used to make this barrel-fermented estate wine. Produced in the cool, foggy Casablanca Valley, it has a grilled-nut, mushroomy aroma and is richly textured, but underscored with notes of citrus and green apple. It was a delicious accompaniment to a shrimp empanada I had recently with a salad of tomato, creamed corn and garden herbs.” Click here to read the full column.

 
21 June 2013 News

The latest “Berlin tasting” took place in Seoul, South Korea this month, featuring a 20-year span of vintages from top flight wines of Chilean producers and Bordeaux first growths. An article published on thedrinkbusiness.com entitled “Errázuriz Triumphs in Korean Contest” shares that Eduardo Chadwick’s wines have done just that. The World’s Icon Judgement event had Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve 2009 took first place, Seña 1997 took second place, and several other spots were taken by Errázuriz wines. Chadwick comments, “It’s a fantastic result for Chilean wines, and at Viña Errázuriz we are most proud of our team’s achievements.” To read more click here!

 
19 June 2013 News

Josh Raynolds  wrote a piece on Stephen Tanzer’s Winophilia blog entitled “Screaming Values: Chile’s Unbeatable Sauvignon Blanc Bargains”.  Raynolds says the maturing wine industry in Chile is due to many factors, including producers are more willing to plant vineyards in cooler high-altitude and ocean-influenced regions of the country and Sauvignon Blanc is especially having success. Mentoning Errazuriz as “one of Chile’s most highly regarded estates, producing some of the country’s best-value wines as well as some of its more prestigeous and expensive.” He says “Their 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Reserva Aconcagua Valley ($12, Vintus) is an outrageous value, offering musky citrus and orchard fruit aromas and flavors and impressive focus and structure thanks to bright acidity. I’d stack it up against any $20 sauvignon blanc from anywhere in the world.” Click here to read the full post.

 
14 May 2013 News, Videos

Errazuriz has just released a new video highlighting the Errazuriz icon wine, Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve 2010. Entitled “An Enduring Vision”, the video expresses how Don Maximiano Errazuriz set out to create timeless wines and founded the winery in a “viticultural paradise”. Check out the video below!

 
29 April 2013 News

Terroirist, a daily wine blog, published a piece on a Master Class hosted by Wines of Chile at Chrlie Palmer Steak in Washington DC. The wines ranged from $9 to $85 per bottle (wholesale) and were tasting in three flights – Chardonnay, Workhorse Reds, and Icons. The 2007 Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founders Reserve led the “Icons” category. Here are some tasting comments:

“A look into how these wines can age was provided by the 2007 Errazuriz Don Maximiano. The structure on this wine featured a regal, even tannin set, refreshing acidity and well-integrated fruit and earth. I’d be excited to try this wine in ten years — or more.” Click here to read the full post on the Master Class.

 
22nd March 2013 News

In the first ever Berlin Tasting carried out in the United Arab Emirates, Errazuriz flagship wine, Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve 2009, was placed on top of some of the best wines of the world. More than 40 attendees – consisting of sommeliers, members of the Middle East wine trade, and some VIP consumers – gathered together in Dubai to blind taste historic vintages of Chateau Margaux, Chateau Mourton-Rotschild, Chateau Lynch Bages and Opus One.  Don Maximiano 2009 took 2nd place in the blind tasting,  beating out some of the best wines of the world! Click below to read the full article.