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"The 2014 Vigno Single Vineyard la Aguada from De Martino is also a single-vineyard bottling from the field blend found in an ungrafted, dry-farmed, head-pruned old vineyard called La Aguada in Sauzal. The grapes planted are mostly Carignan with some 10% other mixed red varieties, such as Malbec, Cinsault, Carménère and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard was planted in 1955 on granite soils. The wine has moderate alcohol, a low pH and high acidity, as it always comes through as crunchy and very fresh. 2014 was a low yielding year with little rain, which provoked an early harvest. Fermentation is with native yeast and only a little sulfur is used, nothing else. The wine matures in second use 5,000-liter oak foudres for 36 months; they kept it one extra year because it was a little reductive when it should have been bottled after
its two years in oak. There are aromas of violets, red and black fruit and a touch of raw meat, with perhaps a very subtle touch of leather, perhaps a little reductive. The palate shows that incredible freshness, which coupled with moderate alcohol makes it very easy to drink. The tannins are fine-grained and there is a granite sensation of austerity, too. 13,300 bottles were filled on January 27, 2017."—Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, April, 2017
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From the beginning of our winery in 1934, we have worked to create wines that represent us as a family. Our philosophy is summarized in creating wines that reflect their origin in the purest way possible, bringing origin and balance together.
Over the years, we have explored more than 347 vineyards throughout Chile, thus covering most of the Chilean territory from north to south and from the Andes Mountains to the coast. That is how we have selected the vineyards that best represent our philosophy and which we believe have the highest potential.
Our agricultural practices are based on organic principles and timely harvest, with the aim of achieving balanced wines. Our wines are exclusively fermented with native yeasts, disregarding enological components that may alter their personality. Likewise, aging is made in stainless steel, concrete, 5.000 litres foudres, used barriques (in average ten years old), so that the imprint of our wines reflects their origin without alterations.