Terroir The vineyard is planted on soils of alluvial origin, with good water infiltration and optimal conditions for the development of the vines.
Climate Peteroa is located 200kms South of Santiago. The climate is Mediterranean and is highly influenced by the Pacific´s anticyclone. The annual precipitation is of 600 millimeters and happens mostly during the winter. The summers are usually warm, with a big amount of solar light and cold nights which allow us to have high quality grapes. The proximity of the Mataquito River, which is bordering our 70 year old vineyards, creates a microclimate and balances the temperature.
Geology The soil is alluvial with different textures, created by the river, which leaves rocks, sand, gravel and basically clay.
Harvest Grapes are handpicked during the last week of April.
Vinification The winemaking techinque its oriented to obtain very aromatic and elegant wines. The grapes are destemmed and grinded gently for a long cold maceration. The fermentation temperatures were moderate for a smooth extraction of the tannins; fermentation with selected yeasts; extended contact with the skin; complete malolactic fermentation.
Aging Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
Residual sugar 2.29