The wines from VSPT Wine Group had an outstanding participation at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2023 (DWWA). The following is a summary of the most important accolades in the company’s portfolio.
Platinum Medal for 1865 Prelusion 2019
The first iconic 1865 gained 97 points and a Platinum Medal in the competition, going down in history as the first Chilean wine to obtain this recognition with its inaugural vintage. 1865 Prelusion 2019 was described in the following tasting note: “Plenty of lavish red and black fruit with creamy vanilla notes, and savoury undertones of tobacco leaf. Tense and firm tannins, well-resolved, with a velvety texture. Powerful and unctuous, full-bodied, with a persistent warm finish“.
Alpaca Syrah 2022 awarded Gold Medal
The top-selling brand in Japan also had an outstanding performance at the event: Alpaca Syrah 2022, gained 95 points and a Gold Medal. The judges described this wine as follows: “Fragrant and fresh aromas, with lovely floral lift of violets, minty and peppery nuances, with notes of liquorice and fresh fruit. Soft and generous palate”
Finca La Celia and Viña Leyda were highlighted with 94 points
The final wines on the list were La Celia Elite Malbec 2021 which received a Silver Medal and Leyda Origin 2020 with its 94 points.
La Celia Elite Malbec 2021 received the following tasting note at this event: “Nice floral and herbal expression with notes of red cherries and hints of ash. Solid backbone of chalky tannins.”
Whereas Leyda Origin 2020, a Pinot Noir that reflects the unique cool coastal climate of its valley, was described as “Complex aromas of red cherries, plums skins, cedar and sandalwood with nuances of earth and cured meat. Delicate, long finish.”.
The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is one of the most important wine competitions in the world. In its 2023 edition, 18,250 wines were registered with record numbers of participants from more than 57 different countries. The wines were blind tasted by a panel of 236 experts, including 16 Master Sommeliers and 53 Master of Wines.