Since 1874, in the heart of the Maipo valley, Viña Tarapacá has been crafting unique wines of outstanding quality. These estate bottled wines earned their first award in the US in 1876, and have been obtaining awards ever since.
Viña Tarapacá´s Chief Winemaker, Ed Flaherty, and the region´s Export Manager, Javier Vila, went on a tour visiting many cities, including Sao Paulo, Curitiba, and Recife, in order to introduce this highly anticipated new vintage of Tarapacá’s best wine.
The tone amongst the clients and press attending the various lunches and presentations was expectant, as Tara.Pakay´s first vintage (2007) had been a resounding success in Brazil. This resulted in an increase in the amount of bottles reserved for the market, reaching around 30% of total production.
Tara.Pakay is composed of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Syrah and all the grapes come from our Isla de Maipo estate in the Maipo Valley. Ed Flaherty described the wine as having “great body and strong, mature tannins. It’s a blend of fruity and spicy flavors”.
On the other hand, both the press and the clients only had words of praise for Tara.Pakay 2008, describing it as a “spectacular and surprising” wine.
The launch´s success confirms Viña Tarapacá´s position and consolidation in Brazil, considered the winery’s most important importer. It’s worth noting that the presence of Ed Flaherty made the event even more impressive.