Chile

Viña Falernia

Elqui Valley

Founded in 1997 by Aldo Olivier Gramola and his cousin, Giorgio Flessati, a seasoned winemaker from Italy's Trentino region, Viña Falernia is located in the Elqui Valley, 470km to the north of Santiago and just south of the Atacama Desert.

Its 320 hectares are spread over three vineyard sites:  20km from the Pacific, at 350m altitude, Titon Vineyard produces superb Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the multiple award-winning Syrah Gran Reserva.  The second site is 40km inland and surrounds the winery:  at an elevation of 500m, the climate here is substantially drier.  Lastly, Huente is at a staggering 2000m above sea level, qualifying it as one of the world's highest vineyards.

The winery is completely insulated and equipped with state of the art technology.  Underground cellars for barrel ageing complete the set, along with the latest bottling plant facility.  Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Carmenère are all of world-beating quality as their regular successes in wine competitions and publications confirm.

"Over the next 10 years, world-class wines will emerge from these areas. If I had a few spare quid I'd invest them in a vineyard in Elquí tomorrow."  — Tim Atkin

Visit: www.falernia.com

10 Item(s)

  1. Viña Falernia Malbec Reserva Elqui Valley

    Rich, ripe and packed with kirsch, violets and dark chocolate, hint of dried herbs and fine oak. Learn More

    £14.95
  2. Viña Falernia Carmenere Gran Reserva, Elqui Valley

    A hugely impressive wine that is inspired by the drying process used to make Amarone.  You will not find an Amarone of this quality for anywhere near this price!

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    £14.95
  3. Viña Falernia Syrah Elqui Valley

    Vibrant and bright in colour. Exudes evocative spicy aromas of black pepper, woodsmoke, red fruit and violets. Vibrant and spicy with balanced acidity with a hint of black chocolate bitterness on finish. 93/100 Decanter, March 2013 Learn More

    £10.95
  4. Elki Sangiovese Elqui Valley

    Vibrant, juicy English summer red fruits, a very impressive wine - especially at this price. Learn More

    £9.50
  5. Elki Pedro Ximenez Elqui Valley

    Wonderful notes of Lime zest, lemon sherbet and floral. Palate is lively and crystalline, nectarine fruits, ripe, creamy and utterly moreish! Learn More

    £9.50
  6. Viña Falernia, Riesling, Elqui Valley

    A lovely dry, crisp Riesling bursting with fruit and good acidity from Chile! Learn More

    £11.95
  7. Viña Falernia, Syrah Reserva, Elqui Valley

    Multiple trophy-winning cool-climate Syrah; perfumed black fruit character and elegant texture. Learn More

    £14.95
  8. Viña Falernia Carmenere Syrah Reserva Elqui Valley

    The two stand out red grapes of this winery make for a spicy, dark fruit filled wine that offers tremendous value for money. Learn More

    £12.95
  9. Viña Falernia Carmenere Reserva Elqui Valley

    Another Carmenere that shows why there are so many people taking notice of this terrific grape at the moment - ripe, spicy, full of flavour. Learn More

    £10.95
  10. Viña Falernia Sauvignon Blanc Reserva Elqui Valley

    Deliciously fruity Sauvignon Blanc, with the added bonus of clear minerality on the finish, to give the necessary bite. Learn More

    £10.95