Küdaw Pacífico is the search for the coolest vineyards in Chile, with ocean views and the coolness and salinity of the ocean.
Küdaw Pacífico seeks to reflect the other little known reality of Chilean wine, the great potential for the development of cool wines with a large influence from the ocean. In valleys such as the Casablanca, where Pacífico Sauvignon Blanc and Pacífico Pinot Noir are born, the vineyards are covered in mist in the morning and the breeze from the ocean cools them in the warm summer afternoons. The proximity to the coast also plays a decisive role in the vineyard where Pacífico Carmenere is born. This French variety, lost in its country of origin, was identified in Chile at the end of the twentieth century and has become one of the hallmarks of the Andean country.
Nobody knows for certain when this noble French variety arrived in Chile, but after disappearing in France with the phylloxera, for a long time its Chilean vines were confused with those of the Merlot. It was in 1994 when the French ampelographer Jean Michel Boursiquot identified these vines as a delayed clone of Carmenere, which became a grape that is mainly grown in Chile.See file
Suavignon Blanc variety arrived in Chile in the nineteenth century and is one of the vest adapted varieties in the cold area of Casablanca Valley. It is a variety with high acidity but the climate of this area favors a slow maduration and the wines are very well balanced.See file
Coming soon… Vintae Chile continues to explore. Next stop: Pinot Noir.