Château Los Boldos Grande Réserve

Cachapoal Andes, cachapoal andes Chile

Situated 100 kilometres south of Santiago in the foothills of the Cachapoal Andes, this estate has been transformed since being purchased by Sogrape in 2008. Renowned soil scientist and viticultural consultant Pedro Parra (of Clos des Fous) was brought in to assess the plots and match the appropriate grape variety with the different soils around the estate.  The type of rootstock, planting density, orientation and the frequency of irrigation were all within Pedro's remit, and the results – significantly improved grapes – are now being seen in the wines, especially since Victor Arce, previously of Perez Cruz, joined as winemaker in 2016.

The first vineyards were planted in 1948 and the estate was founded in 1991. As with Montes, their focus from an early stage has been on the production of premium wines. Today, Château Los Boldos has 170 hectares of vineyards planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Syrah. The Mediterranean climate, with its clear, bright skies during the summer and a high diurnal temperature range, is ideal for growing fruit that retains fresh acidity while achieving optimum ripeness. The nearby Cachapoal river also moderates temperatures, while stony alluvial soils in the vineyard ensure low yields. Los Boldos makes wine exclusively from their own vineyards, therefore retaining control from grape to bottle.

Grande Réserve

The Grande Réserve Merlot is produced from hand-harvested grapes sourced from vineyards that are more than 15 years old. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 10 months to give complexity. It shows intense colour, fruity aromas and balanced tannins.


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