Viña Almaviva Winery is located in Santa Rosa Maipo Valley
near the capital Santiago de Chile. It was named 1997 joint venture
between Château Mouton-Rothschild
(Baroness Philippine de Rothschild) and the winery Concha y Toro
founded. The aim was to produce a top Chilean red wine with a fusion of European and South American viticulture traditions. The model was the joint venture Opus One
of her father Baron Philippe de Rothschild
(1902-1988) with Mondavi
, The symbolic name was given after the title hero of a novel trilogy by the poet Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732-1799), which later became the basis for the libretto of the Mozart opera
"Marriage of Figaro" was (the baroness is an opera fan).
The book describes the life of Conte Almaviva in three cycles, namely a human being young, middle and late age. These are basically the three phases that a wine goes through in the course of its career. The vineyards cover 41 hectares of vineyards that are artificially irrigated. The supply to each individual row of vines can be individually regulated by drip irrigation. The futuristic winery with the latest technology was built entirely of wood by the Chilean star architect Martin Hurtado. The long-aging red wine is assembled in the Bordeaux style from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Carmenère and aged in French barriques. The label is adorned with symbols of the Mapuche Indians, the Chilean natives.