Nel 1997 la Baronessa Philippine de Rothschild, ed Eduardo Tagle di Concha y Toro hanno siglato un accordo di collaborazione con l'intento di creare un vino eccezionale franco-cileno chiamato Almaviva.
Prodotto sotto la supervisione congiunta di entrambi i partners, la pruima annata ha ottenuto un immediato successo internazionale al suo lancio nel 1998.
Made from a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties, in which Cabernet Sauvignon predominates, Almaviva is the result of a felicitous encounter between two cultures.
Chile offers its soil, its climate and its vineyards, while France contributes its winemaking savoir-faire and traditions.
The result is an exceptionally elegant and complex wine. Its launch was a major milestone in the development of Chilean wines, both in Chile itself and in the international market.
There is still no official classification of wines in Chile. However, the launch of Almaviva has given rise to the Primer Orden category, a Spanish term that corresponds to the French concept of Grand Cru and the English estate grown wines.
Primer Orden wines are made and bottled at the estate own winery and vineyards, by a technical team dedicated exclusively to producing one wine.