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our vineyards: respect origin

Our philosophy is to respect origin guided by biodynamic agriculture

our vineyards: respect origin

Our philosophy is to respect origin guided by biodynamic agriculture


Our philosophy of respecting origin is guided by the use of biodynamic agriculture. Our vineyards are located in the region of Los Lingues, Alto Colchagua, at the foot of the Andes mountain range.

We chose this place because it has a Mediterranean microclimate on the Andean foothills. Our vineyards are influenced by the constant and fresh breezes that come down from the mountains and our well-drained soils have a clay texture with volcanic rocks and colluvial stones that deliver unique minerals giving the right balance to our vines. Both are key factors of optimal terroir for the production of high quality red wines.



 

Soil geology and its life

After a thorough study by ‘Dr Terroir’ Pedro Parra and our viticulturist and winemaker Cristobal Undurraga during 2008 and 2009, five terroir macro-units were identified. They are characterised by 5 types of soils, essentially of volcanic origin. The variances of slope, light exposure and altitude determined the 87 different microterroir units. These 87 units are each harvested and vinified individually each year.

The soil presents a matrix of rocks in different states of decomposition, mainly as fragmented alterites, which give the balance sought between vigour, productivity and quality. Mineral notes are expressed because of the balanced extraction through the deep roots.

We have also been able to observe how our biodynamic work in the vineyard has increased the expression of our soils and life within them, allowing for better aeration, drainage and retention of water. Our roots have been able to grow much deeper, resulting in greater balance and extraction of salts and minerals.

Since 2014, and driven by the observation of these results, we started working with Claude and Lydia Bourguignon. These soil specialists have brought us a deep vision of the relationship between the living soil and the unique character of our wines, as well as the importance of our volcanic rock, Basalt, in the mineral expression of our wines.

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