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A unique Terroir

Thanks to its rivers, Viña Maquis benefits from having deep alluvial soils characterized by a two-meter layer of clay set over a deeper layer of gravel. In these unique soil conditions with high clay content and excellent drainage, the grapes grow to a small size that concentrates the flavor and helps to develop very elegant tannins and liberate the green herbal character early in the season.

These features distinctive of Viña Maquis and uncommon in viticulture in general explain why this particular vineyard is considered a privileged location for growing Cabernet Franc, Carménère, and other red varieties.

Over the last few decades, the Hurtado Family has replanted more than 100 hectares on the Maquis Estate of Cabernet Franc, Carménère, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec.