The new wine range by Morandé wines highlights the región’s ancient tradition, its artisanal producers, maintaining old head-pruned vines and all of their current cultural heritage.
This noble Sémillon arrived in Chile by the mid-19th century together with other varieties brought from Bordeaux to Maule. The old vines give life to White wines of herbal character, as well as a fresh and juicy expression of lemons.
“Winemaking is a trade, an interpretation of the grapes as well as the place they are grown. It requires knowledge, sensitivity, hard work, and patience to finally enjoy a product that dates to the origins of human culture. It is a very rewarding endeavor.”
Maule is one of Chile’s most extensive valleys and has the largest production of wine grapes, but the Secano Interior sector merits special note for the large number of old País and Carignan vineyards still managed using the same techniques inherited from the Spanish Conquistadors—head-trained, low density, and dry farmed to adapt to this area with hot, dry summers and granitic, red clay soils.