>> Friday, 11 May 2007
Jorge L. Balduzzi, the owner and general manager and Alejandro Soto Araya of Corfo. Viña Balduzzi in Región del Maule, Chile.
The third generation of this Italian family from Piedmonte is now managing Viña Balduzzi, They were among the first to discover the exceptional conditions of the Maule Valley. The grapes are grown organically and are all handpicked. The Sauvignon Blanc is exceptional with the typical aromas of the grape. The vin de prestige, Gran Balduzzi, is made from grapes planted in 1974 (which makes them old by Chilean standard), picked very late, carefully vinified and aged 16 months in French oak. The result is a rich and concentrated wine with dark chocolate and coffee on the nose.