Chile - Producers & Wines
This handcrafted wine was made in partnership with small and passionate grape growers practicing Sustainable and Family Viticulture for generation, but left forgotten for years until travel winemaker and Via Pacifica Partner Vicente Johnson discovered their treasure and helped them technically and economically to reach international markets.
Each grower small production is vinified separately to maximize their own expression and character. After fermentation the final blend was defined and the wine moved to barrels for aging, securing perfect integration of the different components before bottling. The result is a unique from carefully selected farmers from the Andes Mountains and that make their work by hand (Manos), hence the name in their honor – Manos Andinas.
After 9 years as winemaker of Chilean icon wine Founders Collection at one of Chile’s oldest and classic winery, Paula Bottero decides to start her new own project.
In 2011 Bottero Wines is established and Paula takes more than 5 months of research and exploration within different valleys, looking for the style she wanted. She finally finds in well stablished Maipo Valley and further south in Cachapoal Valley the essential producers, vineyards and grapes to shape the wines she was dreaming of.
These wines are made as small batches, therefore the result are crafted blends with unique concepts and character that perfectly match with their specially design artistic labels, painted by local artists. Passion for excellence moves Paula to achieve Limited Release Blends with their own identity and this blend proves it.
88% Cabernet Sauvignon - 6% Syrah - 6% Carmenere 6/750ml
88% Syrah - 6% Cabernet Sauvignon - 6% Carmenere 6/750ml
Andes Plateau is a Wine Project from winemaker Felipe Uribe and inspired in the Andes Mountains, a magnificent Mountain Range that goes from Antarctica to Caribe and is the longest mountain range in the world and the second highest after the Himalayas.
The Andes have been particularly unexplored for wine production in altitude, and that’s what winemaker Felipe Uribe has been pushing, sourcing every grape from vineyards located at least over 700 mts (2,300 feets) above sea level, looking for a vibrant wine, low in alcohol, mineral and with great acidity. He uses natural yeasts to preserve the local expression of the grapes.
The sourcing of the grapes is from two main high altitude valleys in the Andes, “Alcohuaz” in the famous “Elqui Valley” in the Northern part of Chile and from “Cajon del Maipo” (Maipo Canyon) in the Maipo Valley in the Central part of Chile. This combination allows him to find balance between vibrancy, freshness, energy and elegance, opening a new world of terroirs to explore in altitude, as opposed to classic areas in lower parts of the valleys.
Casas del Toqui
In 1994, Château Larose Trintaudon, a major French wine producer from the Bordeaux region, partnered with traditional wine producers from the Cachapoal region in Chile and together they founded Casas del Toqui. Recently, their legacy was recaptured by a Chilean family with a great passion for wine, contributing with their own unique and distinctive mark.
Casas del Toqui is led by a family committed to producing excellence. Each of their wines is the result of their core values, people, tradition and technology, capturing the unique quality that distinguishes their outstanding wines.
Small production of grapes from coastal mountains vineyards in the Casablanca and Leyda Valley, very close from the Pacific Ocean with direct exposure to the cool marine climate. It reminds us to the landscapes of Coastal Sonoma.
The soils here are mainly granitic with high presence of Quartz under a layer of sand and red clay.
It is not clear the effect of the Quartz on vines and grapes, but it is believed for us that quartz crystals heals, cleanses, balances and strengthens the chakras, resulting in physical, mental and emotional well-being.
The Cachapoal Valley shows the powerful influence of the Andes
Mountains in the distinctively richness of its terroir:
Hand harvested from low-yielding vines located in the western slope of the Andes, reaching perfect conditions to produce an expressive but elegant Cabernet Sauvignon.