Discover Chile & MEET THE PRODUCER FROM LEYDA WINERY (ONLINE TASTING)
The Hampshire Wine School is delighted to welcome Laura Ballotta of Vina Leyda in Chile for this very special tasting on the very best of Chile.
Alongside investors and the state, Vina Leyda built an 8 km aqueduct to bring water from the Maipo River to the valley. Later, in 1998 they registered the brand and launched their first wines under the D.O. Aconcagua Valley. However, the style of their wines was so very unique and different that in 2001 they were able to prove the distinctness of their terroir, leading to the creation of the D.O. Leyda Valley. They have never stopped working to capture the truest expression of the Chilean Coast, and they have since become THE most awarded winery in the Chilean Coastal Coast category, specializing in premium quality through a boutique approach.
Vina Leyda's winemaker, Viviana Navarrete, was named as one of Chile’s best Pinot Noir makers by Kim Marcus (Wine Spectator) in 2017. In 2020 alone, she was acknowledged as “Winemaker of the Year”, by Tim Atkin MW and selected among the world’s 13 best female winemakers, and the ONLY female winemaker from South America, by Wine Enthusiast.
Join us, Laura and I, as we discuss this most innovative and professional of wineries altogether.
AFTER PURCHASING YOUR TICKET (simply click on the BOOK NOW button below and pay online), I shall email you our DISCOUNT CODE to add at checkout on the Great Western Wine website when buying the bottle pack which accompanies this tasting. You do NOT need to purchase any wine to attend this tasting, but it might make this unique experience even more enjoyable ;-)
I have pre-selected the wines from Leyda for you to buy direct from Great Wine Company website AT A 10% DISCOUNT. We shall taste on the night:
- Sauvignon Blanc from their Single Vineyard 'Garuma' at £13.46 a bottle
- Pinot Noir from their Single Vineyard 'Las Brisas' at £15.25 a bottle
There is also a Sauvignon Blanc from the D.O. Leyda Valley from Chile available to purchase at Aldi for only £5.49 (it's part of their "Exquisite" range). It is not from this multi award-winning winery, but it is from the same terroir in Chile, which is a great find at a bargain price if you wanted an even cheaper option. Your choice.
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Sat 15th Aug 2020 at 7pm
Duration: 1+ / 2 hours
Venue: ONLINE ON ZOOM (INVITATION SENT BY EMAIL 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT ITSELF)