Maipo Andes

Peñalolén, Valle del Maipo Andes, Santiago

The founders looked for Viña Aquitania a place known for its history and quality of wines. They planted the vineyard in the foothills of Cerro San Ramón, that is the first range mountain of the Andes from West to East.

The vineyard is located at more than 700 meters of altitude and is characterized by a soil of alluvial-colluvial origin, stony and poor, with a thin clay silt layer with a low content of organic matter. This soil allows a very good water infiltration which helps deep root development.

The climate of this terroir is influenced by hot days in summer, where temperatures can reach 33ºC, with cold nights from 13ºC to 15ºC.

This great difference in temperatures is due to the fact that at night , very cold winds descend towards the vineyard from the summit of Cerro San Ramón, at 3,253 meters, giving a thermal amplitude of 15 to 20ºC, which helps a lot to preserve the aromas and the freshness of our Cabernet Sauvignon.

This place represents a frost-free climatic zone, with good sun exposure and no rain during the ripening and harvest season of the grapes. There is enough water to irrigate throughout the growth of the vines, which makes this place a magnificent terroir.

The vines are planted free standing, not grafted, due to the absence of Phyloxera. Environmental health allows limiting treatments to foliage, which is grown under an Organic condition applying only sulfur to prevent fungal diseases.

This vineyard has been working organically since 2019 to obtain Organic Certification for our wines as soon as possible.

The 15 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and 3 hectares of Syrah are planted on traditional trellises at a density of 4,200 p/ha, under technical irrigation.