In 1997, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and President of Concha y Toro, Don Alfonso Larraín, signed a partnership agreement to produce a great Franco-Chilean wine, called Almaviva. The estate includes a mansion, a wine cellar and a vineyard with an area of 50 hectares, bringing together three typical Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet-Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère. This great wine is the result of two cultural encounters: Chile provides soil, climate and vineyards. France applies its know-how and tradition to winemaking. The result is an exceptionally elegant and complex wine. Its launch was a major step in the development of Chilean wines, both in Chile itself and on the international market.
Little anecdote: The name Almaviva belongs to classical French literature: Count Almaviva is the protagonist of the famous play by Beaumarchais (1732-1799), "Les Noces de Figaro", which later became an opera by the genius of Mozart. The label is taken from the name "Almaviva" dedicated by Beaumarchais and pays homage to the ancestral history of Chile through three replicas of the symbolic design of the Mapuche civilization.