On Wednesday, May 7th, Tarapacá released its second Gran Reserva Etiqueta Azul vintage 2011 to Brazil, its main export market, following the tremendous unexpected success of its first 2010, which sold out only three months after its release.
The audience of the launch, held in Maipo Valley’s guest house, was composed of the most important specialty store owners in Brazil, now ambassadors of the Gran Reserva brand; as well as representatives of Épice, the winery’s Brazilian importer.
Leading the “The Gran Reserva of Chile” product range is a portfolio composed of three labels: Black, White, and Blue. It is hoped that this 2011 harvest will achieve the same results as last year in such diverse markets as Brazil, Sweden, Chile and the United States.
Tarapacá Gran Reserva Etiqueta Azul, 2011 is a blend from Maipo Valley composed of 38% Cabernet Franc from Alto Maipo, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon produced in two different areas of the same valley and 24% Syrah with fruit originating in varying zones of Maipo Valley. The 2011 Etiqueta Azul vintage reflects subtle flavors of dried fruit, a very rich mid-palate, and silky tannins.