Viña Errazuriz, 2022, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting notes
Red fruits such as plums and cherries with some spicy notes. Ideal with red meats, roast root vegetables and hard cheeses.

Why we recommend this wine
Chilean wines have a good reputation and this one from a highly rated family-run wine estate that ‘nurtures nature’ only adds to that reputation.

The wine
The grapes come from the Maipo Valley, close to the Andes Mountains at a high altitude. The grapes were harvested by hand in the morning, crushed and placed in stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The total maceration time was 15 to 25 days. Then 15% of the wine was aged for 6 months in French and American oak barrels.

The wine estate
2017 Robert Parker´s Wine Advocate, Extraordinary Winery Awards named Viña Errázuriz the Best Chilean Winery. The Errazuriz family is one of the most influential and powerful families in the history of Chile. In 1870 they established the winery in Panquehue, in the Valle de Aconcagu, which is still in existence today. The area has cool, wet winters, dry warm summers and, due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, perfect humidity. They planted clones of first-class French vines on the best soils of the estate. The current owner, Eduardo Chadwick, is the fifth generation of the family.

Food and wine
With juicy dark fruit flavours it is ideal with roast root vegetables and sardines in tomato sauce and grilled meats and hard cheeses. Refer also to our food and wine pairing guide, click here.

Did you know?
Grapes grown in hot regions ripen faster than those from cooler places, developing more sugar which in turn means more alcohol. In contrast, grapes grown in cool regions achieve higher acidity and lower sugar and alcohol levels. Higher altitude vineyards have colder, drier winters, which reduces the vines’ risk of disease. so wineries can reduce the need for spraying chemicals.