We are in San Rafael, in the Maule Valley. It is a zone where the temperature plays a fundamental role. This is similar to that of the Central Zone, but a couple of degrees cooler, meaning that there is a better balance between the ripeness of the fruit, the acidity and the alcohol content.
Gentle slopes with sedimentary soil of volcanic origin. The soils are of medium depth, with a loamy-clayey consistency at both surface level and depth, and a low percentage of organic matter.
Area under vine: 546 hectares.
Average rainfall: 750 mm per year.
Our San Rafael vineyard has a Mediterranean climate, greatly influenced by the cold night wind blowing down from the Andes Mountains. This effect increases the daily thermal oscillation and reduces the period of maximum temperatures, helping the fruit to ripen slowly and in good condition.