Outstanding scores awarded to Santa Rita by wine critic Luis Gutierrez24 de April de 2023
Casa Real Reserva Especial 2019, icon wine of the winery receives 93 points. Likewise, all of the winery’s Colección de Origen wines were highlighted with high scores due to their exceptional flavor.
Wine critic Luis Gutiérrez published his article “Chile: Current Releases” in the renowned US magazine The Wine Advocate, where he rated 12 wines from Viña Santa Rita with the distinction of “excellence” after his visit to Chile in late February and early March 2023. Among them, the winery’s icon wine, Casa Real Reserva Especial 2019, was awarded with 93 points for its characteristic Maipo Valley flavor.
Known as a legend that reflects the finest expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon, this red is the result of a perfect combination: the exceptional terroir of Alto Jahuel, the nobility of its grape variety and a great winemaking experience, recognized worldwide.
“It doesn’t get more classic than the Casa Real 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, a textbook example of a Cabernet from the region, with the classic descriptor list: lead pencil, cedarwood, black currants, mint, balsam, earth and spice. It is juicy and ripe without excess,” the publication acknowledged.
Colección de Origen stood out with all of its Ultra-Premium wines. With 92 points, the top Carménère, Pewën de Apalta 2020, proved to be an “eye-catching and modern” wine with great cellaring potential; in addition to the winemaking innovations, Floresta Chardonnay 2021 and Floresta Cabernet Franc 2021, both with “renewed and harmonious profiles”.
A Floresta Field Blend Blanco 2021 “with character” and the balanced Floresta Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 followed with 91 points. The same score went to the “exotic and unusual” Bouganville 2020 and the “floral and aromatic” Triple C 2019. Floresta Carménère 2021, with “a finish with notes of herbs and spices,” scored 90 points.
Meanwhile, Medalla Real Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Medalla Real Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2021 and Medalla Real Gran Reserva Carménère 2021 were distinguished with a total of 90 points as well.
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