Multiple vertical wine tastings were organized for our major customers and the specialized media from America, Asia and Europe to commemorate the first ten years of our great wine. With them, Technical Director Cristóbal Undurraga was aiming to showcase the consistency, seriousness and high quality over several vintages, which has put AUMA among the greatest Chilean wines of Los Lingues vineyards.
There was only one goal: To demonstrate AUMA’s consistent evolution and seriousness through a tasting of its 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015 vintages. Inspired by Francisco Undurraga’s 1885 feat of bringing home different varieties from Bordeaux, Cristóbal Undurraga planted the six varieties featured in this great wine in Los Lingues in 2006: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.
For starters, a vertical tasting of Auma took place in early July at Vinolia urban wine tourism center in our country. All the participants, including journalists and customers, enjoyed a fun and interesting vertical wine tasting hosted by our Technical Director, Cristóbal “Toti” Undurraga.
Further tastings organized to showcase this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere took place in four of our main markets: Peru, Germany, U.S. and Japan.
In Peru, we hosted a wine tasting before a large audience that we organized jointly our importer, Wines Perú and where our chief winemaker outlined the evolution of this wine. The event held at the Hyatt Centric Hotel allowed journalists and sommeliers from the most important restaurants in Lima to taste four vintages of our icon wine.
Moreover, we are proud to report that the 2009, 2011 and 2013 vintages of AUMA are featured in the wine list at Astrid & Gastón, one of Lima’s premier restaurants owned by chef Gastón Acurio.
Last September, our chief winemaker hosted a vertical tasting of AUMA in a unique venue: The beautiful house that is home to the Embassy of Chile in Berlin. Hosted by ambassador Cecilia Mackenna, some 20 participants including journalists, sommeliers and customers had the opportunity to learn about the origins of our winery and to see first-hand how time has been nothing but beneficial for this blend from Los Lingues vineyard.
A lively seminar and a vertical wine tasting were also organized in Asia, specifically at the Japan Sommelier Association tasting room in Tokyo, Japan, for the press, restaurateurs and sommeliers. The seminar was led by Yoishi Sato, Japan’s best sommelier of 2005, who served as arbiter in the tasting of the four vintages alongside Cristóbal Undurraga. An unforgettable evening for all attendees ensued, where Sato praised the aging potential and elegance of this great wine, displayed in its vintages from 2013 onwards.
Main Awards for AUMA:
- 2009: 91 points - Wine Enthusiast
- 2010: 92 points - Wine Spectator
- 2011: 94 points - James Suckling
- 2013: 95 points - Tim Atkin
- 2014: 94 points - Descorchados Patricio Tapia
- 2015: 96 points - Descorchados Patricio Tapia