George Blanck, Former oenological Director of Moët et Chandon launched Chilean Sparkling for Chilean-French Family Folatre from Curicó Valley.
George Blanck visited Chile to present his latest creation- Gran Brut Sparkling 2015- with his collaboration and the winemaking team of Folatre Family Wines led by José Luis Martin Bouquillard, General Manager of the Winery.
After many years preparing the grapes thanks to vineyard management and winemaking technics, they were confident to launch the sparkling with the consulting of George Blanck that approved the Gran Brut Sparkling 2015 that was ready.
Considering Blanck is well respected in Champagne, this adventure to produce his first Sparkling in Chile opens a great challenge to keep looking for the best grapes of the Curico Valley in the South of Chile to surprise the local and international market.
George graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie de Paris-Grignon and studied the specialty of Viticulture and Enology at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie de Montpellier.
“Folatre Gran Brut Sparkling 2015 has golden yellow tone with fine bubbles. On the nose the wine is fresh with notes of toasted bread, white peach with mineral notes typical of our Chardonnay of height. Mouth is fresh but smooth, with volume and a remarkable creaminess, very elegant and complex. The natural acidity is very well integrated and reveals the freshness. The complex and slightly toasted notes come back at the end”, says George Blanck.
The Gran Brut 2015 wine is available in the Santiago and will be exported in small productions.