Las Huertas, Rosé
This season was characterised by moderate rainfall, a little less than usual, followed by a very cold spring. The beginning of the summer was cold, but temperatures gradually increased and remained very stable throughout the season, providing the ideal ripening conditions for the grapes and resulting in great balance and quality.
The Syrah and Grenache were harvested together on March 9th, the Mourvèdre followed 2 weeks later, which allowed us to have the must in contact with the lees and to obtain a greater quantity of aromatic precursors and a rounder mouthfeel.
Los Vascos estate lies in the foothills of the coastal range, 200km South West of Santiago, in the cooler part of the Colchagua valley, where the vines benefit from an ideal microclimate thanks to the influence of the Pacific Ocean.
Los Vascos is made up of a large diversity of soils. The heart of the estate, in the valley floor, consists of sand and clay alluvions left by the erosion of neighbouring granitic hills, as well as Tosca, a very hard soil made from volcanic ashes that have been transported by rivers into the plains and compacted over time.
Grapes are sourced from dedicated plots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, that are tended with a view to producing a great rosé.
Grapes are harvested early in the morning, when temperatures are lower, in order to preserve the aromatic freshness of the grapes. At the winery, grapes are pressed directly and fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks to preserve their aromatic potential. The wine is aged in tanks to retain the purity of the fruit.
Delicate, pale pink colour. The nose presents an aromatic explosion dominated by red fruits such as strawberry, ripe raspberry and pomegranate accompanied by notes of white peach and delicate floral hints. The palate is lively, fresh, fruity and silky with a long finish and great personality.>
: 60 %
Grenache noir : 30 %
Mourvèdre : 10 %