14% Alcohol PH 3.5
D.O. Colchagua Valley
There's really very little Sangiovese in Chile. We planted it basically just to be different- we're a very small project and just doing more of the same really doesn't appeal. It was an educated gamble to plant this variety in our little corner of Colchagua and we are thrilled with the results. The vineyard is just around the corner from our own home and winery, at my in-laws' house!
All the work is done by myself (Matt) and our part-time worker Juan. Every now and again we'll get a couple more people in to help out with specific tasks on the weekend, and for harvest we always have a crew of people from both Chile and overseas! This is small-scale, old-school, hands-on viticulture and winemaking. We're not a huge, faceless operation: We grow the grapes, we make the wine and we label the bottles by hand.
Our label is inspired by, and a homage to, those Art Nouveau advertising posters from France in the 1920s. Our first wine was a typical Rhône blend, and when we think of the south of France, we just automatically think of that era. This label is a variation on that original label. It is also a representation of our life here in the vineyard, with our dogs, cats and vines- everything that is important to us.
This wine- like all our wines- can be drunk immediately or will age gracefully for several years. It has lovely acidity, silky tannins and goes amazingly with Italian food- particularly saucy pastas!
Ethics & Sustainability
All electricity used in the vineyard & winery is 100% solar generated by our 10kw solar plant. We don't use any herbicides in the vineyard (screw you, round-up!) and only use organic pest control in the vineyard.
We pay fair wages significantly above the minimum and above industry average.
We plant native trees wherever we can on the property (400+ and counting!).
We make wine to raise money for the local volunteer fire department.
We genuinely try to be as sustainable, ethical and ecological as possible. Everyone has a footprint, but we try to reduce ours in any way we can.