Torres Chile - Santa Digna Estelado Rose 2012 - Sparkling Rose Wine 6x 75cl Bottles
75cl Bottles £11.12 Available 14th Mar 2016
Description: Nearly 500 years ago, the first grapevine in Chilean history arrived, brought by brave men who struggled across rivers and mountains. This was a special vine: in Spain known as Listan Negro, in the colonies of the new world it was called Mision, and in Chile it would be known as 'Pais'.
This varietal is cultivated in dry zones with humility, hard work, and dedication generally by small winegrowers who have passed their land from fathers to sons over several generations. In 1850 the first French vines were introduced to Chile, leaving the 'Pais' grape aside and later forgotten in time, with an uncertain future.
The rescue of Chile's oldest grape varietal has produced Santa Digna Estelado, a unique sparkling wine, 100% Chilean, a reward for the land and its people.
Pale rose colour, with fine and persistent bubbles. In the aroma, notes of fruit (red fruits and citrics) predominate. On the 0palate, fresh, lively, and genuine, characteristic of the ancestral varietal Pais.
Santa Digna Estelado is made using the traditional method with the second fermentation in the bottle. The first sparkling rose made with the 'Pais' grape has a personality of its own.
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In 1979, our hundred year-old wine-making company acquired a small winery in Curicó, in the Chilean central valley, as the first foreign company to back Chilean vineyard production located in a unique magical landscape, at the feet of the Andes volcanoes. Today, after almost thirty years, those 100 hectares acquired then have turned into 445 hectares of vineyards owned by the company itself. Our first estates in these lands were Maquehua, San Francisco Norte and Cordillera. At the end of the 90s we added San Luis de Alico and Empedrado. The excellent climate conditions for cultivating grapevines, with great temperature differences between night and day and lands free of grape phylloxera, have contributed to the fact that sublime wines are being made in lands from where one can view the greatness of the Andes, crowned by snow and a noble beauty. As of 2010 Miguel Torres Chile is directed by Miguel Torres Maczassek, a fifth generation Torres winemaker who moved to Chile with his family in order to maintain the tradition and passion for winemaking that the Torres family has demonstrated all these years.