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A touch of wild blackberry and maqui Berry with elegant definition on the nose, a simply wonderful experience! It has delicate tannins – velvety, soft and round. Acidity is lively in the mouth with hints of cherry and strawberry with a persistent finish.

The vineyard

This 80-year old organic vineyard belonging to the Villalobos Family has been kept in its wild state, without any pruning or irrigation. The vineyard’s distinguishing feature is its untouched wilderness where for over 40 years Carignan vines have grown alongside native vegetation.

The vineyard is quite biodiverse hosting a wide variety of native species of Chilean flora and fauna such as culen, maiten, quillay and hawthorn trees, sweet briar, among others. These unique surroundings are essential to keeping the vines pest- and disease-free.

Our vines grow freely climbing nearby trees for support. In fact, some vines grow so high that they tower six meters above the trees.

The vineyard is located a mere 30 km from the Pacific coast at 100 meters above sea level, nestled in a valley marked by a warm, temperate climate where the dry season lasts six to eight months out of the year. Daily temperature differences can be up to 20 degrees, especially in the summer months when they can range from 30° C to 10° C.

Villalobos Carignan wine is not filtered and is drained several times with no pressing of the grapes, but by using the wine flower’s gravity. We age our wines slowly and naturally in neutral French oak barrels, which allow us to produce a wine in controlled amounts and limited editions, possessing great condition, which certainly deserves to be appreciated in all its fullness.

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The Villalobos family estate is located close to Ranguili villageColchagua Valley appellation of origin. Colchagua Costa is a region close to the Pacific Ocean, internationally recognized for its dry summer days and refreshing nights. The vineyard is essentially Carignan variety, and it was planted during the 1940’s and 50’s.

Villalobos vines have never been treated in the production process; indeed, the vines have always grown free with any chemical processes for sixty years amongst native chilean flora such as: maitenes, rosehip, culenes, pine trees, blackberry bushes etc.

In fact, our mission is to produce a wine characterized by its unique qualities and the special Carignan variety, which almost disappeared from Chile. This is the background which gives rise to the Villalobos family wine cellar.

 


The wine cellar was founded in the sculpture workshop of Enrique Villalobos, in the Valle de los Artistas located in the Colchagua Valley. The art of sculpture and the art of winemaking are intrinsically linked in the creation process; that is, the modification and intervention of substances offered to us by nature, which the artist may turn into a unique and particular work of art.

Given this context, our vineyard wishes to distance itself from the traditional industrial monoculture.  Our main goal is to produce wines which reflect the seasonal conditions and qualities of our terroir, taking advantage of the organic and wild characteristic of the aged vines. This unique terroir allows us to harvest grapes which give the wine an aroma that is perfectly harmonized with the Chilean countryside.