Sebastián Labbé named Revelation Winemaker of the Year by Descorchados 202029 de November de 2019
The prestigious wine guide Descorchados, written by the renowned specialized journalist Patricio Tapia, recognised winemaker Sebastián Labbé of Santa Rita, who is in charge of the Premium and Ultra Premium Wines, as Winemaker Revelation 2020.
Santiago, November 2019.- Sebastián, aged 39, has been part of Santa Rita Estates since 2005, when he joined Carmen. In 2017 he took over the ultra premium wines of Santa Rita.
“Sebastián Labbé, in charge of the wines of the gigantic Santa Rita, a winery in which you have pressures and feel the weight of the market, does not leave room for risk”, begins the report by Patricio Tapia on Descorchados 2020, which selected him as Revelation Winemaker.
Then added: “Since his arrival at Santa Rita, in 2017, he has provoked a small revolution with risky wines, at the limit”. It continues: “For example, Pewën, the Carménère iconic wine, which until 2015 was a dense wine, a very good red wine, but standardized by wood and maturity. While the 2018 version, has grapes harvested very early in the season, managing to show us a refreshing and deep face of Apalta reds”.
He also highlighted Floresta wines which, like Pewën, is “amazing, considered a line that could perfectly be part of the catalog of the most adventurous of Chilean artisanal producers. However, no. Sebastian shakes the foundations of Viña Santa Rita, one of the most conservative wineries on the Chilean scene”.
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