Dirceu Vianna Ju­nior MW

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Orig­i­nally from Brazil, Vianna stud­ied for­est engi­neer­ing and law, be­fore mov­ing to Lon­don, where he be­gan to work in the wine trade in 1990. In 2008, he be­came the first South Amer­i­can male to ob­tain the ti­tle of Master of Wine. He is cur­rently the wine direc­tor for UK im­porter Eno­tria&Coe, as well as a wine writer, ed­u­ca­tor, tech­ni­cal con­sul­tant and com­pe­ti­tion judge.

My top three An­deluna, Pa­sion­ado, Gual­tal­lary, Ar­gentina 2014

Caber­net Franc seems at home in the high­lands of Gual­tal­lary. This is har­mo­nious with a so­phis­ti­cated struc­ture. A de­li­cious ex­am­ple of Caber­net Franc from the new World. Bravo! 94 Drink 2018-2023

An­tu­cura, Sin­gle Vine­yard Tani, Vista Flores, Ar­gentina 2016

Aro­mas are ex­otic, with notes of dark fruit, cedar, car­damom and black pep­per, like Syrah. Ripe and juicy with lots of per­son­al­ity and at­trac­tive savoury com­plex­ity. 95 Drink 2018-2023

Viña Un­dur­raga, TH, Maipo, Chile 2013

A phe­nom­e­nal Caber­net Franc that com­bines the Chilean gen­eros­ity of fruit with tra­di­tional wine­mak­ing and the com­plex­ity of age. An el­e­gant wine which is age­ing grace­fully. 92 Drink 2018-2021

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