STAFF / Winemaker Christóbal Undurraga Marimón [born 1979] (as in Spain, offspring sport both parent’s surnames), with his father Alfonso Undurraga Mackenna, former CEO of Viñas Undurraga, one of his brothers called Max Undarraga Marimón (born 1969 I think) and sister.
VINEYARDS / 2016 120 hectares of vines. On a 1,100 hectare property, in Los Lingues in the Alto Colchagua. Volcanic soils. The aim is to dry farm during the growing season. At Millésime Bio Jan 2016 I was told they were irrigating at the end of winter: 450mm minus what fell during the season. They also irrigate before veraison with 100mm. Tempranillo and Mourvèdre are not irrigated.
ORGANICS / René Piamonte consulted.
CERTIFICATION / Has been organic and biodynamic since inception. / 2008 Organic conversion began. / 2011 First vintage with full organic certification. / 2012 First vintage with full Demeter Biodynamic certification.
SAUVIGNON BLANC, COSTA
CABERNET SAUVIGNON, ROYALE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON, GRAN RESERVA
SYRAH, ROYAL / 2013 18m in French oak. Nice and bright, lovely fruit at Millesime Bio Jan 2016.
BASALTO / 2013 24 months in French oak. Mourvedre, Grenache Noir, Carignan Noir, Syrah. High site. Cold wind. 12,500 vines/ha. SW facing. 75% rock, iron-rich, 35% basalt, clay. Nice and bright at Millesime Bio Jan 2016.