Our Russian importer, FORT WINES, recently held a grand event in Moscow called the Chile Wine Academy as part of its Fort Wine School program. Over the course of two days, they offered master classes on Chilean wines for the press, bloggers, and wine lovers led by renowned British Masters of Wine Peter Richards and Alistair Cooper.
Peter Richards spoke on the first day and presented two three-hour modules to introduce Chile and then go into greater detail on the Leyda and Colchagua Valleys with Viu Manent wines.
The guided tasting of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon began with a presentation on Viu Manent based on the winery’s history and the terroir in its three vineyards in Colchagua to present a journey through styles and vintages:
Secreto Malbec 2016
GR Malbec 2016, 2000
Single Vineyard Malbec 2015
Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 1999, 2004, and 2007
Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The tasting ended with Viu Manent’s icon wine, Viu1 2013.
On the second day, Alistair Cooper spoke about wines from extreme terroirs, primarily in the extreme north and south of Chile.