Wine Spectator 90
"Theres good weight to the finely textured flavors of dark cherry, raspberry and steak tartar in this red, which is creamy and spicy on the rich finish."-WS
Deep red color. Concentrated aromas of cherries and wild strawberries with a delicate touch of roses. Medium body and balanced structure of smooth acidity and light tannins.
Ideal to pair with sushi and soft cheeses like brie.-Winemakers Notes
The year was 1875. When Don Luis Pereira came to Chile with vinestocks from Bordeaux France and a dream to create an unforgettable wine. An elixir of such romance and intrigue, he could find no name more perfect than that of his cherished wife, Doa Carolina Iiguez. And so, his creation would be called Via Santa Carolina.
From the time that he transplanted the first vines to the virgin Chilean landscape, an unmatched tradition of excellence in wine making began. From that day forward, the name Via Santa Carolina became a symbol of excellence in winemaking, both in Chile and throughout the world. And the vineyards would remain for all time as a tribute to their enduring love.
The original wine cellar of Via Santa Carolina is now a national monument and Santiago's only standing building constructed of cal y canto, a mixture of egg white and limestone that was once the city's trademark. Some of the original vinestocks are still yielding vintage wine today - a rare feat, credited to Chile's natural geographical protection from the phylloxera plague that has periodically ravaged the vineyards of France and California. Thus, Via Santa Carolina's classic varietals boast some of the world's longest pedigrees.-Winery Notes
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Carolina Wine Brands is one of Chile's leading wine groups and producer of five brands: Santa Carolina, Casablanca, Ochagavia, Antares, and Finca el Origen in Argentina. Controlled by the Larraín family, CWB is part of the Watt's S.A. agribusiness group.
Brands of a unique, differentiating character allow CWB to be a player in all market segments, with a wide portfolio that spans from wines for day-to-day consumption to Ultra Premium and icon wines. CWB owns 2,000 hectares of vineyards in the main wine valleys of Chile and Argentina.
Since 2007, CWB owns a subsidiary in the U.S. and in 2010, the Company opened an office in Shanghai, China, which is operated by two executives. With exports to over 90 countries, CWB has overall sales in excess of 3 million cases or USD 72.0 million, approximately.
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