Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Vina Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 65 miles north of the
capital, Santiago, Chile. Recognizing that this valley, with its hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean
breezes was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with
tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition
of quality lives on with Eduardo Chadwick, the fifth generation of his family to lead this historic estate.
Eduardo has overseen the modernization of its winemaking technology while maintaining a distinct
identity for its wines. Errazuriz has earned a reputation as one of the premier estates in Chile. Its
philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, "From the best land, the best wine.” As an
estate winery, Errazuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the process, from
grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curico valleys, to harvesting by hand, to winemaking
with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on delicate handling, with the aim of producing
wines with elegance and complexity. It is this dynamism and passion that has made Errazuriz such an
internationally respected producer.
|The wine presents notes of fresh stone and
tropical fruits accompanied by herbal, mineral and herbaceous undertones. The finish is crisp and
|1992, French clones 242, 107 andAmerican clone Davis 1 were planted in the La Escultura vineyard in
the Casablanca Valley, which is located a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. The moderate, coastal
climate encourages slow and even ripening, resulting in grapes with mature flavor and aromatic profiles.
Hand-picked fruit was immediately destemmed, crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks for
fermentation. Asmall portion was held back and fermented in barrels to lend extra complexity to the final
blend and both lots were aged on their lees for three months.