Claudine x Chufly Curated 6-Pack
This thoughtful selection strikes a nice balance between our award-winning and small-production wines. The three sustainably run vineyards in this pack offer unique approaches to incorporating the remarkable aromatics, acidity, and naturally balanced tannins afforded by the extreme elevation. These wines offer a window into a little-known, yet historic winemaking region. They also help drive meaningful and sustainable social impact.
Each pack includes a beautiful handcrafted textile wine gift bag made by the Huallpa family in Cochabamba. We have limited supplies of these popular bags and reserved the rest for our collaboration with Claudine.
More details on the wineries and wines follow:
This winery is credited with catalyzing the Bolivian wine industry's remarkable rise after its Tannat took gold in an international blind-tasting competition in 2013. A third-generation, family-owned vineyard in Tarija, Aranjuez has grown from its humble beginnings into one of Bolivia’s most prestigious and celebrated wineries.
Tannat 2018 | Production: 3,300 cases - Available at the Four Seasons, Washington, D.C. (or shipped to your door)
Aranjuez' Tannat was Bolivia's first gold medal wine and received a 3/3 star rating from Dave McIntyre! Full-bodied, delicious dark fruit, and remarkably soft tannins. Pair this robust, violet-colored wine with a thick steak and grilled vegetables.
Liz Arancibia Zambra, an unapologetic, self-taught Bolivian woman winemaker owns and runs the vineyard. Liz’s 35-acre boutique winery produces less than two thousand cases per year. Bodegas Magnus sits in Tarija, an arid valley that butts up against Argentina's northwestern border.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 | Production: 67 cases
This Reserve wine elegantly showcases the power of Tarija’s high altitude sunshine to naturally round out this full-bodied masterpiece with just the right amount of oak and patience.
Muscat of Alexandria 2019 | Production: 83 cases
Bolivia's high-elevation gives this ancient grape an entirely new persona, delicately balancing the fruit and flowers so characteristic of the grape. And, don't let the nose fool you, this is a delightfully dry white perfect for pairing with fish or light pastas.
Uvairenda Vineyard makes its 1750 wines in a remarkable cool-climate valley nestled between the Andes and the Amazon. The vineyard blankets the east-facing slopes starting at an elevation of 1,750 meters (5,741 feet) -- hence 1750 Wines. Winemaker Maria Eldy uses natural fermentation and sustainable farming techniques to produce about two thousand cases each year. The 1750 label dons the image of a Guaraní woman -- a native people whose ancestors were revered as fierce and noble warriors.
Syrah 2018 | Production: 375 cases
Blushing red and pink, this wine combines juicy pops of pomegranate, floral notes of rose petals and violets with a touch of pink peppercorn and cinnamon.
Syrah Rosé 2019 | Production: 159 cases - This was the wine we drank when I met Ramon. Fantastic!
This is one of the meatiest rosés you’ll ever drink -- perfect for winter. Bursts of pitted cherry and over-ripe raspberry balance out a super savory olive oil and zesty lime finish.
Pedro Gimenez Dulce 2020 | Production: 67 cases
This rich dessert wine will take you by surprise. The high-elevation acidity rips through the sweetness, leaving a surprisingly crisp finish for a sweet wine. This ultra-small production wine will be gone before you know it.