Mingre has 50 planted hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon (32%), Chardonnay (26%), Carmenere (22%), Cabernet Franc (4%), Petit Verdot (4%), Syrah (4%), Carignan (4%), País (2%), Garnacha (1%) and Mouvedre (1%). The plantings are oriented East-West and vertical trellises are used to capture as much sun as possible in the canopy. 52% of the vine parcels are drip-watered via deficit irrigation, in which case we monitor the water levels in test pits. The rest of the parcels are only watered by the rain (dry farming).
Mingre has a temperate, Mediterranean climate. The average high and low temperatures in summer are 86°F and 47° respectively. This wide temperature range is ideal for high color concentration in the grape. The average annual precipitation level is 21 inches, which is generally concentrated in the winter months (June, July and August). The absence of rain during the summer, as well as having four well-defined seasons, renders healthy grapes with ideal maturation at every harvest.
Mingre lies amongst one of the oldest soils in Chile, aged approximately of 120 million years, composed of granitic rocks with a high degree of decomposition, producing wines of great structure and length.
The Mingre estate is located in the Maule Valley, an interior dry land, 45 km from the Pacific and 193 meters above sea level. It sits on the western side of Chile’s Coastal Mountains (S 35° 34’ 29.4” – O 71° 59’ 23.6”).SEE THE MAP
Batuco has 22 planted hectares of Sauvignon Blanc (60%), Chardonnay (22%) and Semillon (18%). Vines are grown on vertical trellises and the only water they receive is from the rain (dry farming).
Batuco has a temperate, Mediterranean climate with coastal tendencies due to its proximity to the ocean. This influence contributes to a slow maturation of the grape and gives us a high quality product to work with. The absence of rain during the summer, as well as having four well-defined seasons, renders healthy grapes with ideal maturation at every harvest.
Batuco lies over a coastal range granitic soil, with different percentage of sand and silt. This soil gives our white wines their evident acidity and elegance.
The Batuco estate is located in the interior dry lands of the Maule valley, 30 km from the Pacific and 187 meters above sea level (S 35° 19’ 04” – O 71° 57’ 41.25”).SEE THE MAP
Santa Rosa has 90 planted hectares of variedades Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Merlot 22%, Carmenere (17%), Sauvignon Blanc (16%), Malbec (9%) and Chardonnay (6%). The plantation dates are 1956, 1957, 1994, 1995, 2001 and 2011. Vines are grown on vertical trellises and drip-watered. Watering is measured via test pits and by analyzing the growth points on the vine.
Santa Rosa has a temperate, Mediterranean climate affected by the sea breezes that come up from the Pacific via the Maule River, which contributes to a slow, balanced maturation process, thereby preserving the aromas of the grape. The rains are generally heaviest in the winter months (June, July and August). The absence of rain during the summer, as well as having four well-defined seasons, renders healthy grapes with ideal maturation at every harvest.
Santa Rosa has alluvial soils, due to its proximity to the Maule River, with a large quantity of rounded rocks intermingled with clay horizons, combination that creates wines with a velvet structure in pallate and fresh aromas.
The Santa Rosa estate is located in the Maule Valley, 54 km from the Pacific and 61 meters above sea level (S 35° 31’ 26.46” – O 71° 50’ 53.53”).