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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.

 
4 February 2013 News

Don Maximiano 2010 won “Best Premium Red” and the top prize “Best in Show” after three days of blind tasting over 600 wines at the 10th Annual Wines of Chile Awards. There were 18 trophies awarded and Errazuriz took 3 a total of three, Don Max took the top 2 and the 2011 Chardonnay Aconcagua Costa landed their “Best Chardonnay” award. You can see the full list of award winners below or you can click here to read more on the event on Harpers Wine & Spirits Trade Reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the full list of trophy winners:

  • Best Red Blend – Sideral 2009, Viña Altaïr
  • Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Arboleda 2010, Viña Arboleda
  • Best Carmenere – Marchigue Private Collection 2011, Viñedos Marchigue
  • Best Chardonnay – Aconcagua Costa 2011, Viña Errazuriz
  • Best Late Harvest – Erasmo 2008, Viña la Reserva de Caliboro
  • Best Pinot Noir – 20 Barrels 2010, Viña Cono Sur
  • Best Sauvignon Blanc – Outer Limits 2011, Viña Montes.
  • Best Syrah – joint winners – Single Vineyard 2011, Viña Cono Sur and 20 Barrels 2010, Viña Cono Sur
  • Best ‘Other’ Red – Vigno Garcia Schwaderer 2009, Garcia & Schwaderer
  • Best ‘Other’ White – Santa Carolina Reserva Moscato 2012, Viña Santa Carolina
  • Best Rosé – Litoral Rosé of Pinot Noir 2012, Viña Ventolera
  • Best Sparkling – Santa Digna Estelado 2012, Miguel Torres Chile
  • Best Premium Red – Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve 2010, Viña Errazuriz
  • Best Premium White – Cipreses Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Viña Casa Marín
  • Best Value Red – Oveja Negra Cabernet Franc-Carmenere 2011, VIA Wines
  • Best Value White – Santa Carolina Reserva Moscato 2012, Santa Carolina
  • Best in the Show – Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve 2010, Viña Errazuriz
 
3 January 2013 News

Errazuriz 2009 Syrah La Cumbre was No. 1 on the list in Wine Spectator Insider’s January 2, 2013 issue. The wine received a 92 point score and the following review: “This dark yet expressive red offers a rich core of roasted plum, macerated fig and game notes supported by finely textured tannins that lift the broad finish as hints of tar and spice box linger. Drink now through 2018.”

 

 
18 December 2012 News

An event held last month at London’s Westbury Hotel by Errázuriz and the drinks business attracted 50 sommeliers, giving Errázuriz a chance to showcase Chile’s ageworthy and fine dining worthy wines from Chile. The vintages spanned from 2012 to as far back as 1995 Don Maximaino Founder’s Reserve. The drinks business article quotes Francisco Baettig, “Chile is about diversity, new players and fine-tuning the wines”. The article goes into great detail on the tasting as Baettig explains to the crowd all that Errázuriz and Chilean wines have to offer. To read the entire article click here.

Francisco Baettig, Chief winemaker for Viña Errázuriz