Vineyards

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.

D.O.: Maipo Valley

Terroir: The Maipo Valley is one of the most well-known wine-producing regions in Chile, which has earned its reputation for being the home to excellent and renowned red wines. Located just south of the capital, Santiago, the Maipo Valley is privileged with a mild Mediterranean climate with dry, warm summers and cold, wet winters.

Vineyard of Origin: with granite soils with red clay in the slopes and sandy silty texture in the flat areas.

Vine age: 20 years old vines.

Irrigation: drip irrigation system.

This terroir conditions helps to get full-bodied wines with substantial, but ripe tannins. Also aid obtaining intense and deep colors along with extraordinary aromatic expression.

Harvest:  The grapes were harvested between 10 April and 25 April, when their organoleptic qualities, aromas and tannins were at their best.

Wine

Vinification:

First a careful selection of the grapes was made by hand. Then they were put into stainless steel tanks, where they first underwent a cold maceration at temperatures of between 6°C and 8°C. Next come the fermentation at temperatures of between 22°C and 26°C, with two to three pump-overs every day. This produced a wine that had smooth-textured tannins.

All of the wine was aged for 14 months in 100% French oak.

Tasting Notes:

Deep ruby red colour. The nose reveals red fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, cassis along with delicate notes of plums mixed with aromas of tobacco, vanilla and spices.

Full-bodied and complex in palate with soft rounded tannins and persistent and elegant finish.

Food Pairing:

Best served at a temperature of between 16°C and 18°C, this wine is excellent with mature cheese, such as Emmental, Gruyere, Brie or goat’s cheese, as well as grilled red meat or well-seasoned or pepper-flavored dishes.

Vineyards

Variety: Carmenere

D.O.: Colchagua Valley

Terroir: Located 140 Km south of Santiago, the Colchagua Valley has evolved in the last twenty years to become one of the largest and most active wine regions in Chile. The relatively low altitude of the coastal hills allows the Pacific breeze to mix with the Andean winds, which cools the valley and prolongs the maturation period of the grapes.

Vineyard of Origin: with alluvial soils with a clay texture and granite stones on the slopes and sandy textures on the flat areas.

Vine age: 20 years old vines.

Irrigation: drip irrigation system.

These terroir conditions help to obtain red wines with exceptional color, great aromatic expression, considerable structure and very good keeping qualities.

Harvest:  The grapes were harvested between 25 April and 15 May, when their organoleptic qualities, aromas and tannins were at their best.

Wine

Vinification:

First a careful selection of the grapes was made by hand. Then they were put into stainless steel tanks, where they first underwent a cold maceration at temperatures of between 6°C and 8°C. Next come the fermentation at temperatures of between 22°C and 26°C, with two to three pump-overs every day. This produced a wine that had smooth-textured tannins.

All of the wine was aged for 14 months in 100% French oak.

Tasting Notes:

Deep red color with violet reflections. The nose presents black fruit such as blackberries, blueberries and cassis along with notes of black pepper, spices and smoke. On the palate it has a great volume, with firm and velvety tannins and a long and elegant finish.

Food Pairing:

Best served at a temperature of between 16°C and 18°C.

This wine pairs very well with game meats, such as venison and wild boar, as well as with pork and lamb. It also goes very well with spicy dishes, goat and sheep mature cheeses.