Aconcagua Valley, Chile
Growing Region: Aconcagua Valley, Chile
Aconcagua, the ‘stone sentinel’. Highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. In the valley below, innovation abounds. Old ways. New ways. Slow growth. Speedy harvest. All in service to the gods of wine. Homage to a Quechuan Dionysus. Or Rudolf Steiner, the father of biodynamic winemaking.
Rows orient East-West so only one side of the canopy is exposed to the sun. Slows the growing. The soil is older here and more decomposed than in the Andes. Our block has more clay, a cold soil. Again, mas despacio.
A night harvest, a quick trip to the cellar. Processing at daybreak. The latest press removes all oxygen. Nitrogen, not air, protects the juice. Aromas preserved. You’ll notice the difference.