Botalcura Winery

(56-2) 421 13 55 Renato Sánchez 4265, Las Condes
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Viña Botalcura is the result of the passion of two men—one Chilean, one French, and both passionate about the small town of Botalcura and the wines they can make there. Chilean businessman Juan Fernando Waidele met French winemaker Philippe Debrus in 2000, and their fate was sealed. Waidele was seduced by the enchanting Maule Valley countryside and Debrus longed to return to the hands-on style of winemaking he learned as a young winemaker in France. They began their project in 2000 and vinified their first wine in 2002. – Description from iskicm

Varietals Produced by Botalcura Winery View all

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Tonight I attended our second tasting of Chilean wines at the Crystal City Wine ... tasting of wines from the Botalcura Winery in Santiago, Chile - special because the Winemaker Philippe Dubrus was there to introduce the wines.  That's me in a selfie with him below.  This winery has been featured before at Snooth, so I was very excited to final... Read More

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  • Botalcura El Delirio Reserva Chardonnay/Viognier


    Excelente con pescados Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Botalcura Malbec la Porfia Grand Reserve 2007


    Full bodied and on the richer side of the Malbec spectrum. Lots of dark fruit with mellow tannins. Good finish. Pairs great with grilled meats. Would say Chile has a winner here! Read More

    Wine review by bcvino

  • Botalcura Malbec la Porfia Grand Reserve 2004


    Ta bueno bueno Read More

    Wine review by Ignaciobl

  • Botalcura Winery Carmenère 2003


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    Wine review by nealobrien

  • Botalcura El Deliro Carmenere/Merlot Central Valley Chile 2006


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    Wine review by juanpablotapia

  • Botalcura Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon la Porfia 2005


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    Wine review by juan2thepaab

  • Botalcura Malbec la Porfia Grand Reserve 2007


    Dusty, oily bramblefruit. textbook chilean red. I don't believe I have ever had a chilean malbec, but they really should make more because it's just as good as argentina. We decided to pair this with spicy merguez sausage and potato pancakes. Fit like a glove. Any grilled lamb dish like middle eastern shwarma would be great with this. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

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  • Botalcura Reserve Chardonnay/Viognier 2006


    Medium-pale yellow with yellow highlights.The attractive nose recalls white tree fruits such as apricot, peach, and pear, joined by notes of grapefruit and tangerine, delicately balanced with toast and vanilla.Soft and attractive, with broad balance on the mid-palate, delicate top notes, and a characteristic slight bitterness on the medium finis... Read More

    Wine review by Nicolas de Gossac

  • Botalcura Syrah Malbec Reserve El Delirio 2004


    The very best of the French savoir-faire and the Chilean terroir in a single bottle!!! This is the wine you must have for any great reception!Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, violets, black pepper, and nutmeg. The Syrah lends grip and structure, while the Malbec provides color, aromatic complexity, and voluptuous body. Read More

    Wine review by Nicolas de Gossac

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