Wine Legends visits China11 de December de 2019
As part of Decanter’s Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter, wine enthusiasts were able to access the VIP room for the Wine Legends, featuring 20 of the world’s finest wines, including Château Pichon Baron 2005, Gaja Barbaresco 2016, Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle 1998, Château Montrose 2009, among others.
South America was also present with three wines: Santa Rita Casa Real 1995, Viñedo Chadwick 2000 and Nicolás Catena Zapata 1997.
Shanghai, December 2019.- In 2013, Chile achieved a major milestone, as leading British wine magazine, Decanter, awarded the “Wine Legend” title to Santa Rita Casa Real 1989, the first time a Chilean and South American wine was bestowed the distinction. Until then, wines achieveing the ‘Wine Legend’ status included Château Petrus 1945, Château Margaux 1983, Château Lafite-Rothschild 1982, Krug 1928, Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache 1978, Latour 1961 and Vega Sicilia Unico 1941.
Casa Real paved the way for other great wines of South America to reach Wine Legend status, as was the case with fellow Chilean Viñedo Chadwick 2000 and Argentinean Nicolás Catena Zapata 1997.
This year, during the sixth edition of the Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter, attendants had the unique opportunity to access the exclusive Wine Legends Room. Here, 20 of the most renowned world wines were poured to the 350 enthusiasts of fine wine. Santa Rita was part of the event with its Casa Real 1995, one of the great vintages of this classic Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alto Maipo Valley. Also participating were Viñedo Chadwick and Nicolás Catena Zapata.
Matías Esteso, Export Commercial Director for Asia, commented on the experience: “China is one of the most relevant markets for Santa Rita, and are delighted to be part of unique events as the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter. We see a growing interest by Chinese consumers on top quality wines, as the Wine Legends Room reflects, and we are honoured to be alongside some of the best wines in the world”.
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