The Carmenère vineyard is planted on a north-west-facing 5° slope with gravelly, sandy clay soils which drain very well. The vineyard features drip irrigation, high-density planting and a vertical trellising system. Errazuriz' Carmenère Single Vineyard is every year one of the top Carmenère offerings from Chile, regardless of price.
Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Vi a Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 65 miles north of the capital, Santiago. Recognizing that...
Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Vi a Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 65 miles north of the capital, Santiago. Recognizing that this valley, with its hot, dry summers and cool Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. In the last few years, Errazuriz has been recognized as perhaps the single top quality producer of Chilean wines. Its wines were either the top-rated or shared the top rating in the last major Chilean reviews from the Wine Spectator, the Wine Advocate, and Tanzer.