The vineyards are located in our Apalta and El Arcángel del Marchigüe Vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. Here, soils are derived from granite in different degrees of decomposition, there are a variation of slopes, effective rooting depths, organic matter, and types of geological formations, which make these two terroirs very interesting.
Apalta is characterized by its colluvial and alluvial inuences with varying depths and textures in the highest zones and more homogenous zones in the lower sectors due to the influence of the Tinguiririca River. Its Mediterranean climate gives us summers with cold nights and hot days, which helps the fruit to ripen slowly.
Marchigüe presents shallower soils with moderate slopes, primarily of colluvial origin and with angular stones at shallow depths. The climate is more severe than in Apalta and presents more wind and solar radiation as well as lower precipitation due to it being located so close to the Coastal Mountains.
Denomination of Origin: Colchagua Valley
Clone Selection: Clones 46, 43, 180, and others
Filtering: By cartridge filters prior to bottling.
Vineyard Yield: 10 tons/hectare (4 tons/acre)
Grape Varieties: 100% Malbec
Oak Aging: 45% of the wine was aged for 10 months in French oak.
Total Acidity (H2SO4): 2.74 g/L
Volatile Acidity (C2H4O2): 0.38 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.76 g/L
Free SO2: 0.023 g/L
Cellaring Recommendations: Drink now or hold for until 6 years.
Recommended Serving Temperature: 17º–19ºC / 63º–66ºF
Decanting: Recommended for 30 minutes prior to serving.