About This Wine...
Syrah (50%), Grenache (36%), Malbec (13%), Petite Sirah (1%) from vines planted in 2005 and grown on granite
Exciting new winery in the bone dry Elqui Valley, high up in the Andes. Put together by Patricio Flano with winemakers
Marcelo Retamas and Juan Luis Huerta. Predominant grapes are Syrah, Malbec, Petit Syrah and Grenache.
The plantation is 2,200 metres above sea level “these are blends with precision, concentration, and great character, despite the youthful nature of the vines, making this single venture one of the most exciting and finest newcomers to Chile’s increasingly varied vinous offer.” According to the Drinks Business, more here.
Vinification: three days in stone ‘lagars’ for natural, pre-fermentation maceration, there spontaneous fermentation starts, due to the natural yeasts in the surrounding atmosphere. The berries come in to these lagars whole, de-stemmed and de-stalked. The wine spends 11 days in barrel and then a further 12 months in 1,600 litre concrete eggs.