Walkthrough Tasting 10.17.23

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October 17th: Almaviva with Manuel Louzada

At Vinonueva | 5582 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL, 33137 | 7:00 pm-8:30 pm


Join us for a special wine tasting with our distinguished guest, Manuel Louzada, current CEO of Almaviva.

Manuel has a wealth of experience in the Wine Industry. Previously at the helm of Tenute del Mondo Wine Group, where he was in charge of Achaval Ferrer and Propiedad de Arínzano, and a board member of Tenute di Toscana (Masseto, Ornellaia, Luce della Vite and Castelgiocondo). He was also the estate director at Numanthia in Spain and worked for over 18 years at Moët Hennessy. Manuel's expertise promises an unforgettable evening. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity.


Made from a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties, Almaviva is more than just a wine; it's where Chilean landscapes meet French wine-making. Chile provides the perfect land and weather, and France brings deep wine-growing traditions and knowledge.

In 1997, two big names in wine - Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle from Concha y Toro, sealed a partnership agreement to create an exceptional Franco-Chilean wine called Almaviva. The idea behind the project was simple: make a wine the way they do in Bordeaux, but in Chile.

Photo credits: Almaviva

Its launch marked a major milestone in the development of Chilean wines, both in Chile itself and in the international markets. They were visionaries in many ways more than two decades ago.


Almaviva wines come from Puente Alto on the northern bank of the Maipo River. A rocky valley that's high up. The alluvial soils allow for proper drainage and impart minerality. The vineyard also gets cool breezes from the nearby Andes mountains and an ample temperature oscillation between day and night. All this means the grapes grow slowly and get lots of flavors. The semiarid Mediterranean climate helps protect against fungal diseases and offers the perfect conditions for healthy plant growth.

Photo credits: Almaviva

This ideal environment encourages acidity, fresh red fruit, and a higher concentration of color and aromas in the grape bunches. Resulting in a wine of extraordinary quality, balance, and elegance.

The oldest vineyards were planted in 1978. Puente Alto is a place that has been recognized for more than thirty years for having ideal conditions for producing one of the best Cabernet Sauvignons in Chile.

Photo credits: Almaviva

Today, Almaviva's vineyard grows five types of grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, the Carménère, the Cabernet Franc, the Merlot, and the Petit Verdot with Cabernet being the most adapted and planted grape. This setup led to Almaviva's blend, mainly featuring Cabernet Sauvignon, complemented by smaller amounts of other Bordeaux-style wines.

Photo credits: Almaviva


'The Bordeaux blend, owned by the families of France's Mouton-Rothschild and Chile's Concha y Toro, has shown outstanding quality through its 25 years of existence and proves that the region of Puente Alto is one of the best in the world for cabernet compared with similar prime alluvial soiled areas such as Bordeaux's Pessac-Leognan. That's the home to such great names as Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion.' James Suckling

Check out the lineup for this tasting:

  • EPU 2020
  • Almaviva 2020
  • Almaviva 2016
  • Almaviva 2009