Viviana Navarrete studied Agricultural Sciences and Winemaking at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Having always been attracted to the unique terroir and cool coastal climate of Leyda Valley, she eagerly accepted the position of Chief Winemaker at Viña Leyda in 2007, striving to produce the best cool climate wines in Chile.
Famed for being the most highly awarded cool climate coastal winery in Chile, she makes wines that are completely distinct from what we have come to expect from the country. The unique microclimate comes from both the proximity to the coast but also, the cooling nature of the Humboldt current. Where Chiles Central Valley is hot and dry, Leyda is cool and wet and it is this specific climate that brings these wines the unique freshness and balance of acidity.
Vivianna has been named one of Chile’s top ten winemakers in Decanter magazine by Peter Richards and is considered “one of Chile’s best Pinot Noir makers” by Kim Marcus of Wine Spectator. In 2018, she was acknowledged by Wine Enthusiast as one of the wine industry’s top trialblazing women, and last year she was crowned winemaker of the year 2020 by Tim Atkin.
Aromatic aromas of violets, raspberries, crushed blackcurrants and spice with underlying smoky notes. The palate benefits from a refreshing acidity and brightness with hints of leather and liquorice and sustained length.