With a philosophy that respects the times and cycles of nature, Viña Vistamar stood out in the latest Chilean wine report by James Suckling, with its Corte de Campo and Gran Reserva lines.
VISTAMAR CORTE DE CAMPO
Vistamar Corte de Campo is a line made up of wines with innovative and modern blends, which result in a perfect balance between freshness and complexity. Its Corte de Campo Coastal 2020 variety, a blend of white vines from the Casablanca Valley, obtained a notable 91 points from the critic. Composed of 85% Chardonnay and 15% Viognier, it was noted for its “enveloping nose, full of cooked lemon, melon, chamomile and hints of macadamia nut and burnt feather. This is fresh and tangy with a succulent acidity that cuts through the creamy, medium-bodied palate, giving it plenty of vibrancy and energy on the mid-palate and finish.”
VISTAMAR CORTE DE CAMPO
Vistamar Corte de Campo, es una línea compuesta por vinos de innovadoras y modernas mezclas, que dan como resultado un equilibrio perfecto entre frescor y complejidad. Su variedad Corte de Campo Coastal 2020, un blend de cepas blancas proveniente del valle de Casablanca, obtuvo connotados 91 puntos por parte del crítico. Compuesto por 85% Chardonnay y 15% Viognier, fue destacado por su “nariz envolvente, llena de limón cocido, melón, manzanilla y toques de nuez de macadamia y pluma quemada. Esto es fresco y picante con una acidez suculenta que atraviesa el paladar cremoso y de cuerpo medio, dándole mucha vibración y energía en el paladar medio y el final.”
For its part, the Andes Blend 2020 version, made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, from the Cachapoal Valley, received 90 points. Its notes of black olives, cassis and blackberries were mentioned in the tasting note, “spicy edge and some black chocolate. Full, juicy and very tight on the palate, though not as deep as the nose”.
VISTAMAR GRAN RESERVA
The wines of the Gran Reserva line come from valleys recognized for their great quality and, in turn, are made with grapes from the best quarter of each vineyard, which were selected for their cold climate and good soils, which allow slow and optimal maturation. of the grapes.
Its Carmenère 2020 variety was highlighted in the report with 91 points and its tasting note mentions its “Fragrant aromas of roses, violets, blackberries and raspberry leaf. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, silky tannins. Succulent and fruity with bright acidity”
For its part, Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 also received 91 points, and its notes of blackberries, black plums, olives, pits, and a touch of black pepper stood out. They also mentioned that it is a medium to full bodied wine with fine grained tannins and fresh acidity.
Finally, Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah 2020 obtained an outstanding 92 points and Shuan mentioned its notes of “Black fruit, dried herbs, smoke and hot stones. Medium-bodied and juicy with fine, chalky tannins. Fruit-expressive, with silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Spicy twist at the end.”
Who is Zekun Shuai?
Born in China and only 30 years old, Zekun Shuai has been a Senior Editor at JamesSuckling.com for almost 3 years. With a Master in Wine Management from the Burgundy Business School and a WSET diploma, Shuai oversees tasting the wines from South America. He is a journalist and currently resides in Hong Kong.