Lost in the hills of Chile´s coastal mountains, Ojos Verdes vineyard is a hidden treasure. The summers are long and dry, but temperatures are moderated by cooling breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean. The coastal mountains form no snowcap in winter, so there is no snowmelt for irrigation. However, the deep clay soils retain moisture from the winter rains, which slowly seep out to form “ojos verdes” (green eyes) that dot the landscape, and provide just enough moisture for the vines to grow.
The result is healthy vines, with naturally restrained vigor, and a constant but not overwhelming level of stress, producing grapes with magnificent concentration.
The grapes are harvested by hand in April and May, and fermented in small steel tanks, and select lots are aged in French barrels for up to 18 months.
The wine is concentrated and complex, with a juicy richness of cool climate growing.