Chile has always fascinated me, its long narrow stretch of land that stretches the length of some continents, giving it a diverse climate profile, depending whether you are north or south, (unlike our land of perpetual summer and humidity here), and such climes make it possible for vineyards to flourish and as such, produce delectable wines.
Founded by Don Maximiano Errazuriz, one of 19th century Chile's most prominent families, he sought a land north of Santiago, and came across Valle de Aconcagua, where he founded his winery in 1870, proclaiming "From the best land, the best wine".
Vina Errazuriz Winery
Today, Vina Errazuriz leads modern Chilean viticulture and showcases Chile as a world class appellation.
The DM FR 1999 is 97% Cab Sav and 3% Merlot. Aged in oak, the wine boasts harmonious integration of toasted almonds, vanilla and coffee. On the palate the spicy tannines titillate, with flavours of blackberries and cherries.
The DM FR 2010, as the years progress, become more complex in their composition, as I think wine makers by then were more adventurous in their blending, etc. 78% Cab Sav, 10% Carmenere, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Syrah. I have to say the Carmenere and Petit Verdot are new to my vocabulary. Apparently, the Carmenere is unique to Chile, which paves the way for the next very special wine, the
KAI 2010. Kai means "plant" in the Chilean indigenous Mapudungun language, and it embodies the ultimate expression fo Carmenere that had long been lost and forgotten by the rest of the world. Sounds rather dramatic, I know, but it was rediscovered in Chile. The Kai has been quoted as "Year in and out this is Chile's finest example of Carmenere" - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.
Ooh, and one of my FAVOURITE things about event is this uber cool thumb drive containing the press release!!! So cute right!??
For those interested in procuring bottles of the wines, (they are not cheap, retailing at averagely RM300 and above per bottle), you can contact :
Su Ling Lee
Senior Marketing Executive
Asiaeuro Wines & Spirits Sdn Bhd
DID : +603-78832855 | FAX : +603-78832928 |
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