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Aristos (meaning noble or excellent in Ancient Greek) is a partnership between world renowned Burgundian Louis Michel Liger Belair, famed Chilean Terroir export Pedro Parra and one of Chile’s most awarded and cutting edge winemakers, Francois Massoc. Louis Michel and Francois met while studying for a master’s degree in Dijon. Pedro and Francois grew up in the same town in southern Chile and have been friends for over 30 years. Aristos is the realisation of their dream to create a Burgundian...
- 95 Points -
Peter Richards, April 2016
Sumptuously nutty, savoury Chardonnay grown at altitude and made by magician François Massoc. Big-boned and baroque but with an elegant poise. The Henry VIII of Chilean Chardonnay. Compelling.
- 95 Points -
A powerful white with the full Burgundian treatment with tarte tatin, sliced apple and cream character. Full-bodied, round and flavorful. Hints of creme brulee. It goes on for minutes. Louis-Michel Liger-Belair, the genius of Burgundy, makes this.See detailed press review
- 94 Points -
Luis Gutiérrez, September 2015
The 2010 Duquesa d’A is a barrel fermented Chardonnay from a vineyard in Alto Cachapoal on limestone soils. The wine goes through malolactic in its second year and it has an élevage of two years in 50% new barriques. The nose is explosive, very open, exuberant, exotic and leesy; the wine is ripe with plenty of yellow fruit and some signs of evolution, a honeyed note, and also a little heat in the shape of hay and straw. The palate is full-bodied, denoting very good ripeness but sharp acidity (the bottled wine has a pH of 3.2, very low), which makes it more compensated. There is an incredible minerality, which gives the wine length and a very tasty finish. An explosive, mineral Chardonnay...See detailed press review