Red Wine Chile
Vina Almaviva EPU from Puente Alto
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This exquisite Chilean wine is a masterpiece of flavor and complexity. Made from the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, and Cabernet Franc grapes, Vina Almaviva EPU is a full-bodied red that offers an intense bouquet of dark fruit, leather, tobacco, and spice. On the palate, it's velvety and smooth with complex layers of ripe blackberries, plums, cassis, mocha and espresso. The finish is long and satisfying with notes of baking spices lingering on the tongue. This rare gem has earned its reputation as one of Chile's most sought-after wines - a true taste sensation that continues to delight wine lovers around the world!
A Little Trivia
This winery is famous for being the first Chilean wine to be produced in collaboration with a French winemaker. They also have a team of llamas that help with the vineyard work, which makes them one of the only wineries in Chile to do so!
History of This Wine
Vina Almaviva EPU is a Chilean wine produced by the joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Concha y Toro. It was first released in 1997, making it one of the oldest Chilean wines to be made in partnership with a French winery. The name “Almaviva” comes from the opera “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which was performed at the winery’s inauguration ceremony in 1996.
The grapes used for Vina Almaviva EPU are Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, all sourced from Puente Alto vineyards located in the Maipo Valley. The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels before being bottled.
Notable vintage years include 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. In 2002, Vina Almaviva EPU won a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge in London and has since been awarded numerous awards at international competitions.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Vina Almaviva EPU from Puente Alto is a full-bodied red wine with intense aromas of ripe black fruits, spices, and licorice. The wine has a smooth texture and balanced tannins, making it an excellent accompaniment to grilled meats, stews, and robust dishes. It also pairs well with strong cheeses such as blue cheese or aged cheddar. Other great food pairings for Vina Almaviva EPU include roasted vegetables, mushrooms, and dishes featuring dark chocolate.