Campos de Solana – Bolivian wine at its best !

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Campos de Solana stands at the forefront of the Bolivian wine scene. Located at 18 km from Tarija at 1850 masl, and making typical high altitude wine, Campos de Solana was created in 2000 by Don Lucho Granier. The owners also run the famous Casa Real vineyard where Moscatel is grown on 130 hectares for the production of Singani. 45 hectares are dedicated to the production of wine. The vineyard produces a top line wine called Trivarietal which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, and Malbec and Petit Verdot. Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are the most important grapes produced there/ The vineyard also grows Merlot and Grenache. Riesling, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc for the whites. It also produces a fortified wine called Oporto. Nelson Sfarcich has been the winemaker there for the last twenty years and has been experiencing various grapes, his comments is that Tannat, Viognier are doing very well on the terroir. They are looking at other grapes such as Marselan and Cadaloc. Vids are 20 to 30 years old on average. The winery proposes a wide range of wines, addressing primarilly the Bolivian domestic market (exports only represent today a mere 1% of the production). Two whites including a Riesling and a white blend and a rosé. An entry level red called Encuentro, then a reserva line and three high end wine including a 100 %Tannat called Unico, a blend called TRI and the iconic wine which is a 100 % Petit Verdot. Campos de Solana exports primarily to the UK (Marks and Spencer), US and China.

  •  Riesling 2016 – 90pts
  •  Rosé 2014 – 92pts
  •  Encuentro 2016 – 90pts
  •  TRI Blanco  2015 – 90 pts
  •  TRI Tinto  2013 – 94pts
  •  Unico 2015 – 92pts
  •  Coleccion Petit Verdot 2013 – 93pts