LIMARÍ VALLEY

TALINAY VINEYARD

SURROUNDINGS & CLIMATE
Located next to the Fray Jorge National Park and within an area declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, 12km from the Pacific Ocean, where there is a constant presence of cold coastal breezes (camanchaca). Due to this extraordinary condition, we experience much lower temperatures than in the rest of the valley.

LIMESTONE SLOPES
This is a vineyard planted on a unique geological phenomenon in Chile, which gives its wines a very characteristic stamp. This occurs because it is a very ancient marine terrace that is now on the surface and has a highly porous and fractured limestone soil.

PLANTED VARIETIES
CHARDONNAY, PINOT NOIR, SAUVIGNON BLANC, MALBEC, CABERNET FRANC AND SYRAH

ESPINAL VINEYARD

SURROUNDINGS & CLIMATE
This vineyard is located in the coastal part of the valley. This is an alluvial terrace interrupted by great ravines formed long ago by rivers that today are dry but have ample vegetation at their base. Thorns, small shrubs, and on the north and west slopes of the ravines (the sunniest ones), there are many cacti. It is quite windy in the afternoons and is technically classed as a cool area for wine production.

ALLUVIAL SOIL WITH LIMESTONE VEINS
The alluvial terrace presents different levels of surface clay, giving way to rounded volcanic rock eroded from the transport over many kilometers from the high parts of the Andes Mountain range. It is very rocky but with veins of limestone in the form of powder, mainly composed of calcium carbonate.

PLANTED VARIETIES
CHARDONNAY, VIOGNIER, PINOT NOIR, CABERNET FRANC, MERLOT, MALBEC AND SYRAH

RÍO HURTADO VINEYARD

SURROUNDINGS & CLIMATE
Located in the Limarí Valley, right in the Andes mountains, just 45km from Argentina. At an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level, this singular mountain vineyard is one of the highest in Chile. The vineyard is on an east-facing slope and only receives sunshine in the mornings and early afternoons. There is therefore great thermal amplitude – the difference between daytime and night-time temperatures can even exceed early afternoons. There is therefore great thermal amplitude-the difference between daytime and night-time temperatures can even exceed 20ºC. In winter the vineyard can be completely covered with snow while rain falls lower down in the valley.

VOLCANIC ROCK SOIL
The volcanic rock (andesite) decomposed right there and slowly formed a thin layer of soil. There is not much, as the mother rock in this area is just a meter from the surface. It is very fractured, and this enables the roots to venture down and explore the whole geological profile.

PLANTED VARIETIES
MALBEC AND VIOGNIER