The largest winemaking region in Chile is also one of the most diverse in terms of geography and climate, encompassing the Andes to the east, flat and sunny valleys across the central corridor, and the coastal hills to the west, which allow both red and white varieties to find an optimal soil where to be planted. With a Mediterranean Climate and largely influenced by the cold winds of the Andes at night, the daily temperature variation is enlarged, and the time of exposure to very high temperatures is reduces, which helps the fruit to ripen slowly and in good conditions. Unlike many other wine harvesting regions in Chile, the Maule Valley suffers no influence from the sea in its temperature, yet still maintains a favourable daily temperature differential. These climate conditions grant a favourable intensity in aroma to the Carménère, full of spices and black pepper. In the same manner, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and some white grapes also prosper in excellent conditions.
Yerbas Buenas Estate
The Yerbas Buenas Estate is in the eastern side of the Maule Valley, close to the beautiful Colbún lake, and bordering the first range of mountains of the Andes Cordillera. With around 100 planted hectares, we have Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat, Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot strains in the Yerbas Buenas Vineyards. The rocky alluvial soils are relatively shallow, composed of loam and clay. These conditions enable the crafting of excellent and aromatic white wines as well as red wines with moderate alcohol content and exceptional intensity.