Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer
In 1997, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and Eduardo Guilisasit Tagle of Concha y Toro, sealed a partnership to create an exceptional Franco-Chiliean wine. Over 50 hectares of the Concha y Toro vineyards in Puente Alto were put to the task of creating the first Bordeaux ‘grand cru classé’ in Chile and the result was an exceptionally elegant and complex wine.
Almaviva is a marriage between two countries. Chile offers the soil and climate and France contributes its winemaking savoir-faire and traditions. This ‘château concept’ had been around for centuries in France as a way to honour master winemakers in Bordeaux, but Almaviva was the first wine in Chile to be created in this way.
The wine is a classic Bordeaux blend in which the main variety is Cabernet Sauvignon accompanied by Carménère and Cabernet Franc. Its launch in 1998 was a major milestone in the development of Chilean wines and it continues to be one of Chile’s most renowned wines today.