On July 21, Viña Maipo’s chief winemaker Max Weinlaub met with China’s renowned Master of Wine Fongyee Walker to present various vintages of Limited Edition, Protegido and Alto Tajamar.
During her visit to Chile, Fongyee Walker (MW) had the opportunity to taste Viña Maipo’s Origin Wines in a very special way: tasting both the first and the last vintages of each of the wines, as well as the last vintage available in the Chinese market.
This way, at her meeting with winemaker Max Weinlaub, the wine expert was able to know the characteristics of different harvest years in Chile, and see how they influenced Limited Edition 2007 and 2012, Protegido 2008 and 2013, and Alto Tajamar 2009 and 2010, praising each and every one of them.
“I have heard many times that in Chile the harvests are similar between one year and another, that there is not much difference between the wines of one year and another. Well, I think that’s not so, and these wines are the proof of that. Each one has the particularities of each harvest year,” Fongyee said during the tasting, adding: “I would love to do a tasting like this with my WSET students in China.”
Max found that sharing this kind of experience was a great idea, agreeing to do the same tasting with the Master of Wine and her students during his next visit to China in November 2017.