26 May, 2016

Viña Errázuriz celebrates the international launch of Las Pizarras at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016

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Eduardo Chadwick –president of Viña Errázuriz- hosted the official launch of the newest iconic project of the Chilean winery, which included a unique tasting experience presented by Jeannie Cho Lee MW and Francisco Baettig, Errázuriz Technical Director.

A unique tasting experience at Vinexpo Hong Kong was the invitation of Viña Errázuriz to celebrate the global launching of Las Pizarras, the latest and successful endeavor coming from Aconcagua Costa appellation in Aconcagua Valley, which has received unprecedented coverage and success. Jeannie Cho Lee MW and Francisco Baettig, Errázuriz Technical Director, presented the unique approach of Las Pizarras range that includes Burgundian varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

“We wanted to do the best possible Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the place”, commented Francisco Baettig, “We wanted to push Aconcagua Costa as the origin, and the place, Pizarras… it is a more terroir approach. The name of the wine is directly related to the place, the terroir, and not just a fantasy name”, added to trace the core ideal of Las Pizarras.

The official presentation of Las Pizarras was backed up by an exclusive tasting focused on the winery’s cool climate terroir projects: Wild Ferment Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2015 from Casablanca Valley, Aconcagua Costa Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2015, from Aconcagua Costa, plus the aforementioned Las Pizarras Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Aconcagua Costa in its 2014 and 2015 vintages.

It is worth mentioning that Las Pizarras had an outstanding performance in the latest report of international wine critic James Suckling. Las Pizarras Pinot Noir 2015 scored 99 points and positioned itself as the Best Pinot Noir in Chile, while Las Pizarras Chardonnay 2015 scored 98 points. Furthermore, both wines were chosen in Suckling’s top 5 Picks among 600 Chilean wines tasted, positioning Errázuriz as the only Chilean winery with three wines featuring in the top 5 picks.