Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña ErrazurizWe’ve asked Eduardo Chadwick, President of champion Chilean winery Viña Errazuriz for his unique take on the wine world…

Q. How long has Errazuriz been producing wines in Chile?
A. This year we are proud to celebrate our 140th anniversary.

Q. How were you affected by the earthquake earlier this year?
A. Many of our workers had their houses destroyed. We organised ourselves to help those most in need, repairing homes and building new ones. Also, we established a solidarity fund, donating one dollar for every case of Max Reserva wine shipped this year to fund house and school reconstruction for the families of our workers.

Q. How do vintages vary in Chile – is it as big a factor as in Europe?
A. We normally have very healthy conditions right up to harvest, with very little rain and normally free of disease. However, vintages can vary, as the Pacific Ocean brings varying temperatures which accelerate or delay our harvest times. But it is not as important as in Europe, as we can wait for the desired ripeness in even very cool seasons.

Q. What are your favourite grape varieties?
A. Carmènere has a unique, rich, complex flavour and soft, attractive texture. Also I am a fanatic of our cool Aconcagua Costa Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc, ideal as an apéritif wine.

Q. Can you recommend some favourite food matches with your wines?
A. Carmènere goes great with lamb, pork, beef, even a kidney pie! Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay with seafood and fish.

Errazuriz Merlot 2009, Aconcagua
£7.99 £7.49 or £5.99* when you buy 2 bottles
With plenty of soft plum, bramble and the merest hint of vanilla and spice, this lends itself well to pasta in simple tomato-based sauces, as well as grilled chops or sausages.

Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Casablanca Valley
£7.99 £7.49 or £5.99* when you buy 2 bottles
A classic example of a clean modern cool climate Sauvignon Blanc. It displays aromas of gooseberries and guava on the nose and is dry yet fruity on the palate.

Errazuriz Carmenère 2009, Aconcagua Valley
£7.99 £6.86 or £5.49** when you buy 2 bottles
**Hurry! Offer ends 29 November
Spicy notes linger on the palate, with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Enjoy with a perfectly grilled rib eye steak.

Errazuriz Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Casablanca Valley
£9.99 or £7.99* when you buy 2 bottles
Freshly cut grass aromas complement those of green apple and pineapple, with a dry and refreshing palate. A great match for baked trout or salmon.

Errazuriz Wild Ferment Pinot Noir 2008/09, Casablanca Valley
£10.99 or £8.79* when you buy 2 bottles
Highly aromatic yet very subtle in style, revealing violets and spice backed up by great concentration and soft ripe tannins. Perfect with roast lamb.

*Prices are valid from 02 November 2010 to 31 January 2011.

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