Valdivieso Caballo Loco Grand Cru Maipo 2014
In 1879, Mr. Alberto Valdivieso founded “Champagne Alberto Valdivieso S.A.”, the first sparkling wine house in Chile and South America. Since then, Valdivieso has been the most important sparkling wine brand in Chile, with over a 60% market share and the distinction of being one of Chile’s most prestigious brands.
In the early 1980’s, based on the reputation and experience achieved throughout the production of sparkling wines -and complemented with a new strive and a vigorous entrepreneurial vision-, Viña Valdivieso revamped the still wines production, achieving in a short time outstanding results, awards, consumers preference and brand development.
Viña Valdivieso is the outcome of a project of fine wines with high quality standards. The project is supported on two strong principles: a constant quest for excellence, and to produce different and attractive wines through a careful selection of different grape varieties and the best terroirs for each variety.
The different grape’s origin allows us to capture their distinct seal, and to obtain best of every grape variety.
In the cellar, our work is to reveal the quality of those grapes in each bottle, and this takes the best techniques, the most efficient technologies and an appropriate use of them.
The Maipo Valley is Chile’s most famous wine region. Set in the country’s Central Valley, it is warm and quite dry, often necessitating the use of irrigation. Alluvial soils predominate but are supplemented with loam and clay.
The climate in Maipo is best-suited for ripe, full-bodied reds like Cabernet Sauvignon (the region’s most widely planted grape), Merlot, Syrah and Carmenère, a Bordeaux variety that has found a successful home in Chile.
One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.