Featured scores for Vistamar in Descorchados2020
Born in September 1982 in Santiago, Chile. Graduated with maximum honors as an Agronomy Engineer from the University of Chile in 2009, specializing in oenology and viticulture. Once he began his professional career, his first impulse was to gain experience in the diverse winemaking zones in Chile and around the world. This led him to diferent wineries, such as: • Viña Santa Ema, Maipo Valley, Chile. • Celliers du Nouveau Monde, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. • Loma Larga Vineyards, Casablanca Valley, Chile. • Foncalieu Vignobles, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. • Viña Concha y Toro, Limarí Valley, Ovalle, Chile. • Charles Krug Winery, Sta. Helena, Napa Valley, California. He arrived at Viña Morandé in February 2011, where he was the pre-bottling winemaker, and later he was promoted to second winemaker for Morandé, working together with Ricardo Baettig in developing all of the wines. In January 2016, while continuing his work with Morandé, he began working with Vistamar wines, which also belong to the Morandé Wine Group, working together with winemaker Irene Paiva. In 2018, Cristián began working on the El Padre wine, part of the Morandé Adventure project. During his winemaking career, Cristián has completed various technical tours to distinct winemaking regions in the US, Canada, Argentina, France, and Spain, among others. Reinforcing his excellent work at Vistamar, beginning in 2016 he was made responsible for all of the wines at Vistamar, and in September 2019, Cristián oficially became the Director of Winemaking for Viña Vistamar, continuing the development and strengthening of the brand.
Vistamar Sepia Reserva gets Gold Medal in the Sommelier Wine Awards
Sepia Reserva Malbec 2014 Maule valley, Chile / Gold Meda
Freshness and complexity won the day. “Wood smoke and spiced nose, more brambly fruit on the palate with great length”, said Michael Fiducia of Drake's Restaurant, with team leader Angela Reddin recommending lamb to match its “hedgerow fruits and garrigue herb scents”, and Gustavo Medina of Tate Britain noting: “Green fruit with fresh herbs on the nose, and red and black forest fruits on the palate”.
Vistamar Sepia Reserva gets Gold Medal in the Sommelier Wine Awards<
Sepia Reserva Chardonnay 2015 Casablanca valley, Chile / Gold Medal
With its well-poised balance between richness and acids, fruit and minerality, Vistamar struck Gold with its modern Chardonnay. “There's a flinty, smoky finish on the palate, along with grassy herbal notes”, said Bubbledogs' Sandia Chang. “Noticeable residual sugar, but good flavour”, began Orrery's Gaetano Giangaspero, who also noted its "aromatic and rich, exotic, passion fruit style”.
Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon /Syrah 2012
Category "Red Blends"
In the most recent version of AWOCA, the 2015 Annual Wines of Chile Awards, which took place in China in December, Vistamar Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon/ Syrah 2012 received a Gold Medal, confirming its quality and positioning in this important competition in the national industry and strengthening its presence in the Asian market.3