Seña and Don Maximiano were Elected Among the Top Three Best Wines Worldwide at The World’s Icons Judgment held in Sao Paulo
Chilean Icons, Seña and Don Maximiano, showcased their world-class ageing potential alongside the most famous wines in the world, in the first Berlin Tasting of this new era, which Viña Errázuriz launched in Latin America, taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 4th of 2013. Read More >
Seventy guests attended the event which, once again, consecrated Viña Errázuriz and Viña Seña as producers of the best wines of Chile and the world, alongside with French and Italian classics.
Key Brazilian wine writers, opinion leaders, sommeliers, and members of the wine trade, gathered at the Unique Hotel in Sao Paulo to participate in the first edition of Viña Errázuriz’s renewed blind tasting initiative to be held in Latin America, under the name of “The World’s Icons Judgment”, in order to showcase their world-class ageing potential.
This tasting was performed in a vertical format, pitching 20 years of evolution through historic vintages of Chilean Icon wines, such as Viñedo Chadwick, Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve, and Seña, alongside classic vintages of Bordeaux Premiers Grands Crus Classés and Super Tuscans.
In a new landmark moment for the Chilean wines, this blind vertical tasting in Sao Paulo chose Château Margaux 2001 as the favourite wine, pronouncing Seña 2007, Icon of the winery born from the joint venture with Robert Mondavi, in a relevant second place, and Viña Errázuriz’s flagship wine, Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve, vintage 2009, in the third one.
The tasting was led by Viña Errázuriz’s president Eduardo Chadwick, and counted with two moderators of great relevance in Brazil: Jorge Lucki, journalist and wine critic of the newspaper Valor Economico, and Marcelo Copello, managing editor of Baco Multimidia magazine. Two personalities of international standing, who accompanied the Chilean vintner in commenting and evaluating the 12 wines tasted.
Jorge Lucki commented, “Don Maximiano 2009 and Seña 2007 were my two favourite wines. They are no less compared to the famous wines of Bordeaux.”
In turn, Marcelo Copello declared, “Errázuriz wines had well demonstrated their potential before, and this new tasting served to reinforce what had been already proven in the past; that Chile produces in fact top end wines, as great as France or Italy, providing equal elegance and ageing potential.”
Eduardo Chadwick concluded that these results, “more than a success, are a recognition of the preference expressed by Brazil’s most renowned wine critics, for Errázuriz and Seña wines”, and added, “a highlight of this tasting is, that this time we tasted vintages from the last 20 years, which demonstrated the great consistency and ageing potential of the Chilean Icon wines.”
This World’s Icons Judgment followed the path set by the successful series of over 15 Berlin Tasting events performed at key wine capitals around the world from 2004 through 2013.
José Luis A. Borges, Gustavo Andrade De Paulo, Antonio Augusto Ney Ayres, Emmanuel Bassoleil, Manoel Beato, Luiz Gastão Bolonhez, Anna Maria Buehler, Christian Burgos, Jorge Carrara, Bruno Cauchioli, Silvia Cintra, Alexandra Corvo, Jeriel Costa, Oscar Daudt, J.A. Dias Lopes, Rafaela Figueiredo, Gustavo Filgueiras, Roberto Gerosa, Carolina Gherardi, Daniel Gonçalves, José Grimberg, Alexandre Henriques, Adolar Hermann, Rafael Hupsel, Alexandre Lalas, Ciro Lilla, Otavio Lilla, José Maria Lopes, Rodrigo Mainardi, Miwa Marcel, Beatriz Marques, Giuliana Martins Lopes, Renata Martins, Celso Masson, Wellington Melo, Antonio Mendez, Eduardo Milan, Fernanda Milred, Gabriela Monteleone, Tânia Nogueira, Oscar Páez, José Luiz Pagliari, Daniel Perches, Raquel Picolo, Luiz Pires, Roberta Pitta, Otavio Piva A. Filho, Otavio Piva, Edgard Reymann, Karolina Rodrigues, Didu Russo, Alex Sacramento, Lilian Seldin, José Carlos Semenzato, Solange Souza, Luciano Suassuna, Bruno Tadeucci, Walter Tommasi, Marcelo Torres, Valdiney, Guilherme Velloso, Allan Vila Espejo, Marcelo Wollermann, Raphael Zanette, Anna Rita Zanier.