This wine is made with three varieties that grow in different vineyards of our property. They are located in three different latitudes of our country’s wine-growing region, separated from each other by more than 750 kilometers.
Maule Valley-Cauquenes: Petit Verdot (35°53’27’’ S / 72°03’39” O)
Los Conquistadores vineyard is located in the Maule Valley, 20 kilometers north of the city of Cauquenes, and is planted next to the Cauquenes river. Its soils are of granitic origin, gravely, with the presence of red clay. Rich in quartz, they have a low content of organic matter. All along the growing season, the climate is persistently hot during the day, with fresh nights and winds that blow in from the coast.
Colchagua Valley: Cabernet Franc (34°27’10” S / 71°22’56” O)
Our San Jorge vineyard is found in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. It is planted on the south bank of the Tinguiririca River, 55 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean and 45 kilometers from the Andes Mountains. This is also the place where our winery is located. Further away from the river, where Cabernet Franc is planted, soils are deep, heavy and clayish, with good humidity retention and of medium fertility. The 26-year-old vines are planted at low density, trellised to the vertical shoot position and managed with a Californian surface irrigation system.
Limarí Valley: Syrah (30°38’25’S / 71°24’30’O)
The grapes for our Syrah wine come from our vineyard near the village of Tabalí. It is situated in the coastal sector of the Limarí Valley, 23 kilometers in straight line to the Pacific Ocean, at 205 meters above sea level, on the 30th parallel. The vineyard is planted on the south bank of the Limarí river, on an amphitheater-shaped slope with diverse angles of exposure towards north. Soils are alluvial with different levels of clay on the surface. Throughout its deep profile, it is possible to find rounded stones and veins of calcareous material, mainly composed by calcium carbonate. Its cool coastal climate is strongly influenced by the Pacific Ocean, with very bright days and winds that blow in during the evenings.
This moderates the temperatures during the ripening period of the grapes, allowing for a slow progress of maturity allowing for great concentration of aromas and flavors.