The grapes for this wine are a result of a vigorous selection of the best vineyards and terroir where the three varieties are cultivated. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere come from the Colchauga Valley, which contribute the structure and volume of the wine. The Syrah comes from the Maule Valley, which is where the wine gets its unique fruit character. Each variety is harvested at the optimal moment of maturity and are fermented separately in small stainless steel tanks in Terrapura’s new state-of-the-art winery. Once malolactic fermentation ends, the varietals are blended and spend 12 months in second- and third-use French oak barrels.
Terrapura takes the Condor, Chile’s national bird that lives in the valleys of the Andes, as its brand symbol. It appears on the label as a red Chilean Indian drawing, representing the strength and power of the Chilean terroir.
Terrapura Winemaker’s Blend is ideally served with red meats and sharp cheeses, and hearty dishes like stews and roasts.
-- Winemaker Notes