Located in Limarí Valley, 12km from the Pacific Ocean, with a cool coastal climate and the soil are limestone slopes.
This is a very unusual landscape, as it is completely unpopulated. It adjoins the Fray Jorge National Park and forms part of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The proximity to the sea and the entry of sea breezes make this a cool area for producing wines. It is very cloudy in the mornings and the camanchaca sea fog effect kicks in in the afternoons. The dense fog settles in the high parts of the Altos de Talinay hills and gives life to the forest of Fray Jorge.[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]This mist produces average annual precipitation of 1,000 mm on the western face of the hills. This is a very windy area and the sea breezes cross through the clouds, lowering the temperature even further and making this the coolest vineyard in the whole 4th Region of Chile. The wind also carries evaporated components from the sea to the vineyards. This is an oasis in the desert, which receives 80mm of rain a year and is sparsely vegetated with cacti, small bushes and gentle slopes. The landscape shows the Coastal mountain range to the west and a small chain of hills to the east, making this place a small hidden valley. To the south, the vineyard borders the River Limarí. It is the last water right holder of the valley, that is the one nearest to the ocean (12km).[/read]
This is the most important factor in the character of the wines from this vineyard. This area has a geological phenomenon that is unique in Chile. The vineyards are planted on limestone soils where the rock is limestone, which gives a very particular characteristic to the wines.[read more=”Road More” less=”Road Less”] This has come about because it is an ancient marine terrace that is now on the surface. It has a very porous, fractured limestone soil, which enables the roots to easily explore the rock, which in turn acts as a hydric regulator and an extraordinary source of calcium carbonate. This mineral has a significant effect on the quality of the great wines produced in some of the world’s most famous wine regions.[/read]
The wines are of great character, very mineral, elegant and fresh. They have long ageing potential because of their excellent evolution in bottle. The nose is very pure and precise, lending the whites an almost marine sensation, while the Pinot Noir has notes of gunpowder, damp stone, spices and forest floor. [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]Excellent structure in the mouth with high, yet balanced acidity, which brings freshness to the wines and a saline sensation which is one of the great characteristics of this vineyard. All these attributes make these wines food-friendly and appreciated by wine connoisseurs and the international press. There is no other vineyard in Chile with these characteristics, so it is completely unique in its category.[/read]