Puente Alto Vineyard wine, Chile



Joint venture concluded in 1997 (first vintage 1996) between Baron Philippe de Rothschild & Viña Concha y Toro. The name “Almaviva”, though it has a Hispanic ring to it, nevertheless belongs to classical French literature: Count Almaviva is the hero of The Marriage of Figaro, the famous play by Beaumarchais (1732 – 1799) later turned into an opera by the genius of Mozart. The label, meanwhile, pays homage to Chile’s ancestral history, with three reproductions of a stylised design which symbolised the vision of the earth and the cosmos in the Mapuche civilisation