The 2012 season was a very good harvest for us; it was warm and dry, allowing the grapes to ripen (and over-ripen) perfectly. The 2012 blend is composed of 70% grapes from our field in Isla de Maipo, but also includes grapes from other valleys. Gewurztraminer grapes from the upper Curicó Valley lend strong rose and violet notes to the wine, while Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the Leyda Valley add complexity with refreshing saline notes. Finally, the blend includes 6% Moscato from Limarí to balance the two principal grape varieties (Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer). Just like every year, these were the last grapes picked during the harvest season. An interesting aspect of this wine is the difficulty involved in processing the grapes. The high sugar concentration levels, throughout crushing, pressing, fermentation and blending, require a delicate process. In the case of fermentation, the natural excess of sugar generally lends itself to a slow fermentation. This key aspect allows us to maintain the original fresh aroma of the grapes while also generating other aromas and developing unctuosity and a velvety mouthfeel.
Aging Potential: Recommended consumption within a year, although as a sweet wine, it improves in bottle.