Happy Malbec World Day!
Last April 17th was Malbec World Day, and Viu Manent wanted to celebrate this emblematic variety with different activities in Chile and overseas.
Originally from Bordeaux region of southern France, a zone known as the birthplace of the world’s great red wines, the Malbec variety is known for its intense cherry-red color, sweet, friendly tannins, and pronounced notes of fruits and spices, characteristics that earn it more and more fans every day.
Although Malbec is most often associated with Argentina, it is also very successfully grown Chile, and California as well. Viu Manent, located in the heart of the Colchagua Valley, was a pioneer in producing Malbec in Chile when it began 20 years ago. In 1993 this family-owned and operated winery made Chile’s first 100% Malbec wine from grapes grown on vines that were nearly a century old.
The winery’s portfolio includes eight different Malbecs to provide consumers with many options according to their food pairing, occasion, and price-quality parameters: Estate Collection Malbec Rosé, Reserva Malbec, Gran Reserva Malbec, Secreto Malbec, Single Vineyard Malbec, ViBo Viñedo Centenario (blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec), ViBo Malbec (made in Mendoza, Argentina), and its icon Viu 1.
Domaine Gayda’s Flying Solo Blanc has the honor to be listed among the “Biggest Bargains” in this month’s publication of the Wine Spectator magazine.
To read more information on this wine: “Flying Solo Blanc”
Winner Wines of 2014 with Domaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou 2011 and Figure Libre Freestyle Rouge 2011
At this year’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, these local, Southern Oregon wineries took home medals! The event, held every January, is considered one of the most prestigious wine judging events in the world. In 2014, more than 5800 wines from 1500 wineries from 25 states entered the competition. Having so many medal winners from Southern Oregon is another reason our region is gaining worldwide recognition for producing world-class wines. Congratulations to all for helping solidify Southern Oregon as a premier wine producing region!
•Bridgeview Vineyards, 2011 Blue Moon Sweet Riesling, $10
•Pebblestone Cellars, 2012 Ellis Vineyards Viognier, $19
•Cliff Creek Cellars, 2008 Sams Valley Vineyard Claret, $25
•Del Rio Vineyards, 2012 Viognier, $20; 2012 Pinot Gris, $16
•Kriselle Cellars, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, $21; 2011 Sangiovese, $28
•LaBrasseur Vineyard, 2011 Ethan Cole, $28
•Schmidt Family Vineyards, 2012 Chardonnay, $24; 2010 Cabernet Franc, $34; 2011 Pinot Noir, $34; 2010 Tempranillo, $34
•Cliff Creek Cellars, 2008 Sams Valley Vineyard Syrah, $25
•Dancin Vineyards, 2011 Adagio Pinot Noir, $34
•Deer Creek Vineyards, 2011 Chardonnay, $20; 2011 Pinot Gris, $20; 2012 Pinot Noir, $50
•Del Rio Vineyards, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $28; 2011 Claret, $35
•EdenVale Winery, 2006 Dolcetto, $25; 2006 Tempranillo, $45
•Irvine Vineyards, 2011 Chardonnay, $32
•Kriselle Cellars, 2010 Cabernet Franc, $27; 2011 Di’tani, $25
•Ledger David Cellars, 2010 Tempranillo, $28
•Pebblestone Cellars, 2012 Ellis Vineyards Pinot Gris, $16; 2009 Ellis Vineyards Block 3 Cabernet Franc, $24; 2009 Ellis Vineyards Melange, $25
•Red Lily Vineyards, 2007 Estate Reserve Red Lily Tempranillo, $65; 2010 Red Lily Tempranillo, $35
•Schmidt Family Vineyards 2012 Albarino, $24; 2010 Syrah, $34; 2010 Merlot, $34; 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, $38; 2012 Riesling, $22; 2012 Pinot Gris, $22; 2010 Malbec, $34
•South Stage Cellars, 2009 Grenache, $28
•Troon Vineyard 2011 Estate Zinfandel, $28
•Troon Vineyard 2010 Old Vine Meritage, $32
•Cliff Creek Cellars, 2010 Sams Valley Vineyard Merlot, $22; 2008 Sams Valley Vineyard Cabernet Franc, $28
•Deer Creek Vineyards, 2011 Private Reserve Pinot Noir, $35
•Del Rio Vineyards, 2011 Pinot Noir, $28; 2011 Merlot, $28
•EdenVale Winery, 2012 Rosé, $18
•Irvine Vineyards, 2010 Pinot Noir, $35
•Kriselle Cellars, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $32; 2010 Tempranillo, $34
•LaBrasseur Vineyard, 2011 Syrah, $24
•Ledger David Cellars, 2011 Chardonnay, $22; 2012 Sangiovese Rose, $18; 2011 Sangiovese, $24; 2011 Cabernet Franc, $28
•Red Lily Vineyards, 2012 Lily Girl Rosé, $16
•Schmidt Family Vineyards, 2010 Soulea, $36
•South Stage Cellars, 2011 Carmenere, $27; 2010 Pinot Noir, $28
•Troon Vineyard, 2012 Dry Rose, $18; 2011 Cabernet Franc Reserve, $35.
Originally posted at http://jacksonvillereview.com/southern-oregon-wines-win-big/.
Our renowed Carmenere El Incidente 2010, was rated with 92 points at Wine Enthusiast magazine.
To be published in March issue 2014.
Salud con Vinos Viu!!
We are very pleased to comunicate the wine reviews for our Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, La Capilla Estate 2010, awarded with 91 Points, in the December issue of the prestigous Northamerican magazine Wine Enthusiast.
In the following link you will find a printable PDF version of the Shelf Talker, for Sales promotion.