Varietal Range: Pinot Noir
Soil: Sandy Loam
Total Acidity: 4.4 g/L
Residual Sugar: 3g/L
Age of vines: 8 years
Training system: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Density: 3,330 plants/hectare (1,350 plants/acre)
Yield: 12 tons/hectare (4.9 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand picked. Last 2 weeks March.
Warm temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime and a wide fluctuation between daytime and nighttime temperatures, resulting from the proximity of the Pacific Ocean (80 kilometers, or 50 miles) and the Andes mountains (50 kilometers, or 37 miles). These vineyards receive coastal breezes during the afternoon which help keep summer temperatures moderate. Annual precipitation averages about 600 millimeters, or 23.6 inches, concentrated in the winter months.