THE CHAMPAGNE OF CHILE.
Planted in Chile’s southern most appellation, and the brain child of French winemakers and agronomists, this bottle is a complete value for the quality. You won’t find a better sparkling from Chile.
93pts - Vinous
Sol de Sol is made at Viña Aquitania; however, the vineyard is located in the Malleco Valley. Bruno Prats (Cos d'Estournel) and Paul Pontallier (Chateau Margaux) decided to look for high quality land in Chile to plant a new vineyard. Their third associate was their Chilean friend, agronomist and oenologist Felipe de Solminihac. While Viña Aquitania was born in 1990, Sol de Sol was planted in 1993. In January 2003, Ghislain de Montgolfier (CEO of Bollinger), became the fourth partner.
The palate is powerful, pleasant and with a fresh and complex finish.
Oysters, poached lobster, or a celebratory toast.
Hand-harvested from vineyards planted in soil of clay and granite. Grapes are fermented in French oak barrels, total crop is aged 4 months with lees stirring twice a week and no racking. Second fermentation in bottle and aged for 2 years.
Where: Malleco Valley, Chile
Grape: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Elevation: 500 feet
Age of Vines: 25 years
More about Sol de Sol
After tasting impressive cool-climate wines in New Zealand, Felipe de Solminihac wondered why they couldn’t also plant vines in the unexplored south of Chile. In 1993, he pioneered the Malleco Valley with his first vines of Chardonnay, and today Sol de Sol has grown to be the benchmark for both cool climate, age-worthy Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Chile.