Wines / Chile / Maipo / Cholqui /Tres Palacios

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Viña Tres Palacios is a family-run company founded in 1996 by Patricio Palacios and his wife Maria Inés Covarrubias.  Together, they sought out an ideal site for their new vineyards and winery, one that would produce superior fruit and allow them to produce first-quality wines.  They found the ideal site in the Cholqui Valley, a small sub-district of the Maipo district- some 9 miles south of the Maipo River.  Closed to the east, Cholqui is essentially an amphitheatre, open to cooling Pacific breezes to the west, which allows the grapes to achieve ripeness while maintaining balancing acidity.

 

The Palacios-Covurraubias family works closely with the land, caring for the grapes using sustainable viticultural techniques and minimal intervention in the cellars.  The wines are ripe, balanced and highly aromatic, and routinely score 90+points from Decanter, Wine & Spirits, Stephen Tanzer, Deschordatos and others.


RESErve WINES

Cabernet Sauvignon 

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Origin: Cholqui Valley. Maipo Valley. Chile.

Vines: Our Cabernet Sauvignon vines are unlikely to produce more than 8,000 kilos per hectare, and this concentration can be seen and felt in the wine. The foliage is delicately maneuvered to expose the clusters to the sun and allow them to reach optimum maturity at harvesting time.

Harvest: Harvesting took place between April 15 and 30 and was performed manually.

Winemaking: Traditional, in stainless steel tanks.

Aging: 60% of this wine was allowed to age for 10 months in French oak casks; 40% was placed in stainless steel tanks, followed by a further 6 months’ aging in the bottle.

 

Carménere

Variety: 90% Carmenere, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin: Valle del Cholqui. Valle del Maipo. Chile.

Soil: Alluvial

Vineyards: 60% of this wine was allowed to stand for 10 months in French oak barrels. 40% in stainless steel tanks, then stay in the bottle for 6 months.

Vintage:The harvest took place from May 1th-15th manually.

Aging: It can be kept for 1 to 6 years.

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Origin: Cholqui Valley, Maipo Valley, Chile

Soil: Alluvial, clay loam in the first meter, then deeper down there is gravel and stones.

Vineyard: The fruit for this Sauvignon Blanc comes from a vineyard planted in the coolest area of the Cholqui Valley, where the breeze coming from the Pacific Ocean enters the valley. Minimal pruning is done to the vines in order to not overexpose the clusters to light and to keep the freshness and the primary aromas of the fruit.

The soils are gravely and mineral, and this, accompanied by the cool maritime climate of the valley, allows grapes to be produced with great aromatic expression and abundant freshness. Shoots and leaves are placed in the best position to catch the sun, in order to maximize the sunlight in the area where the fruit is ripening. A minimum of irrigation completes the balanced development needed to produce high-quality grapes.

Vintage: The harvest took place from March 1st-15th manually.

Winemaking : Throughout the process the wine is protected from contact with the air. Fermentation took place slowly and at constant temperature control (11-15ºC), which allows for the extraction and permanence of a large amount of mineral and citrus fruit aromas.

Aging:Once fermentation was completed, the wine aged for 2 months in barrels.

 

Chardonnay

Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Origin: Cholqui Valley, Maipo Valley, Chile

Soil: Alluvial, clay loam in the first meter, then deeper down there is gravel and stones.

Vineyards: Minimal pruning is done, in order to not overexpose the clusters to too much light and thus keep all the freshness of the grape.

Only in the final days before harvesting a slight defoliation is done so that the clusters reach their ideal maturity, still retaining adequate freshness.

Vintage: The harvest took place from March 15th-25th manually.

Winemaking: Throughout the process the wine does not make any contact with air. Fermentation took place slowly and at a controlled temperature of (12-16 ° C), allowing both extraction and preservation of the freshness and fruit aromas and minerals.

 

PINOT NOIR

Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Origin: Cholqui Valley. Maipo Valley. Chile.

Soil: Alluvial in origin, the first meter of depth is of a clayish consistency, with gravel and stone deeper down.

Vines: While the grapes are green, the vines are subject to minimum upkeep in order not to overexpose the clusters to light and thus maintain all the freshness of the grape.
Only in the last days before harvesting, the leaves are pruned lightly to allow the clusters to achieve their ideal maturity, but always ensuring an appropriate degree of freshness.

Harvest: Harvesting took place between 25 March and 05 April and was performed manually.

Aging:This wine was allowed to age for six months in French oak casks.

 

 


Family Vintage 

cabernet sauvignon

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%.

Origin: Valle del Cholqui. Valle del Maipo. Chile.

Vintage: We use grapes from the oldest quarter of our vineyards, with balanced vines that do not produce more than 7,000 kilos per hectare. Weeks before the harvest the clusters are exposed to the light in order to allow them to mature to perfection.

Harvest: Harvesting took place between April 15 and 30 and was performed manually.

Winemaking: Traditional, in stainless steel tanks.

Aging: 100% of this wine was allowed to age for 10 months in French oak casks, followed by a further 12 months in the bottle.

Carmenere

Variety: Carmenere 100%.

Origin: Valle del Cholqui. Valle del Maipo. Chile.

Vineyard: The Carmenere has the distinction of being expressed in excellent shape in our vineyards, the breezes coming from the Pacific Ocean control the temperature of the vineyards in the summer, and the large temperature difference between day and night allows us to produce excellent fruit.
We work with a group of selected blocks and vines that show their concentration of flavors and aromatic profile to perfection. The yield is very low, only 4 tons per hectare to Achieve all the strength and concentration needed for this fruit wine. A good example of serious Carmenere from Chile.

Harvest:The harvest took place from May 1 to May 15 manually.

Winemaking: Traditional fermentation in stainless steel.
The grapes are picked by hand in April, for good concentration, nice flavors and aromas. The wine is racked in barrels and aged for better structure and softer character. It is bottled unfiltered to keep all the body and expression of it.

Aging: 100% of this wine was allowed to age for 10 months in French oak barrels.