What is practiced in the Itata Valley is true heroic viticulture caring for the sloping vineyards lost on the mountain.

The Itata Valley is the Chilean "Galicia", an area of undulating terrain, full of hills that alternate between large pine and eucalyptus forests and sloping vineyards. Taking care of them is truly an example of heroic viticulture. The sensation of coolness is immediate; it is no coincidence that Guarilihue, the town where the vineyards are located, is only 22 kilometers from the ocean. In this mountainous area of cold weather, located just over 20 kilometers from the coast, the Cinsault, a variety of low acidity, gives rise to wines with great nerve and verticality. The Cinsault arrived in Chile with other French varieties, and is one of the oldest and best adapted grapes of Chilean viticulture.

The Cinsault is one of the oldest and best adapted varieties of Chilean viticulture, especially in the Itata Valley, a mountainous area with a cold climate.

Kudaw Cinsault
Küdaw Native Cinsault
  • Varieties: Cinsault.
  • Harvest: Manual harvest on April 13, 2015.
  • Vineyard: Vineyards over 40 years old, goblet trained and organic, in the area of Guarilihue (Itata Valley).
  • Alcohol content: 13% ABV.
Tasting notes
  • Colour: Pale violet red color.
  • Nose: Floral notes of violet, mulberry and black fruit.
  • Palate: Soft, light palate, with good acidity.