Viña Valdivieso dates back to 1879 when Alberto Valdivieso founded Champagne Valdivieso, the first company in Chile and South America to make sparkling wine. More than a hundred years later in the late 1980s, the company expanded in a new direction when it began commercial production of still wines - as Viña Valdivieso – at their Curicó Valley winery in Lontué. Valdivieso wines have since had a very successful career, triumphing in major world markets and achieving the highest honours in international competitions. These achievements are not an objective in themselves, but rather the result of the search for superior quality wines that are both distinctive and attractive.
This is an excellent, great-value Pinot Noir/Chardonnay blend (much beloved of Champagne and traditional method, New World sparkling wines), but made using the more affordable tank/Charmat/Martinotti method, which preserves pure frut character. Unusually for tank method sparklings, this wine also features some brioche/pasty notes from the use of stirring/battonage/paddles during the second fermentation.
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Valdivieso Brut NV - fiche technique
Pale yellow color with green hues and elegant effervescence. Fresh and fruity aromas outlined by green apple, toasted almonds and floral notes. Opens nicely with intense fruit flavors. Round and balanced in the mouth with a fresh and lively acidity.