April 12, Here we are in harvest again, today april 12 we started crush, we have harvested some of our Cabernet Sauvignon, like 4.800 kilos from our first hectare, very nice fruit, beatiful year, as we had a coldish spring, and warm summer. We expect a great year!! I’ll be posting info up.
We are in a new cycle, starting again. This spring we have planted 3 hectares : one of Carmenere, one of Syrah and one of Cabernet Sauvignon.
We are very excited this spring because we decided to make the big jump and invest in a solar powered pump: Lorenz from Germany. It is a direct solar pump, so we have to have sun we can irrigate. This is to continue on the path of lowering our emissions and hopefully arriving to be 100% sustainable.
Our spring has been coldish with some rain, good for the new plantings. We really hope you are enjoying our current release 2010. We humbly feel it’s a great vintage. In the next few days, we are going on with the spring works in the vineyard, and on the 1 of December we will bottle our 2011. You are welcome to visit us that day! Bring lots of energy!
So here we are again, another crush, beautiful time of the year, this summer was a bit hot for us, so we have started crush a few weeks in advance, on Thursday march 27, we harvested our Cabernet sauvignon from our house, we got 1.104 kilos, very low yield, we have gone on with the Petit Verdot from Escorial, and now until Thursday , the Cabernet sauvignon from Escorial, this Easter week end, have been doing the first pump overs, and getting the feel of the year.
We had the visit of our importer and distributors from Global Vineyard Importeres in USA, at the end of Chilean summer recently.
The San Pedro flower lent good vibrations!
Saturday 19 nov, we bottled 29.000 bottels , started early Cleaning the Bottling machine, trying the wine, making sure all is well conected, the first bottles, trying them, chequing all the standards, taste, avoid oxigen in the bottling, we had the visit of Sean and Peter from Yealands, New Zealand, our family too came to help.So we ended at 11:20 pm a long day, but all ok , its like giving one exam a year!!
Tell us what bottle you drunk, where, if you had a nice time, and how the wine was….
We are now starting to prune ( la poda ) , and putting in our compost toweard the coming year of our vines.