Tumunan wine

The vineyard

Located in the world renown Colchagua valley, Tumunan vineyard has all the natural elements required to produce high quality grapes. Nestled at 700 meters above sea level in the Andes, it benefits from a higher exposition to the sun which gives the fruit a more vivid color and softens the tannins.

The vines grow in a coluvial soil and are exposed to a great temperature variation between day and night due to the cooling mountain effect. These challeging terroir factors are improving the complexity of the fruit's taste which will, in the end, result in a more refined wine.

First harvest - Tumunan Gran Reserva 2016

Our very first wine is made of fruit sourced from two different locations in the Colchagua region of Chile. First, the Cabernet Sauvignon is from our very own Tumuñan vineyard and then some Syrah, which comes from the clay soils of the Marchigue region of the Colchagua Valley with its cooling coastal winds, was added to Tumuñan's harvest. The fruit was hand harvested and de-stemmed directly to small lot fermentation bins with three daily punchdowns. After pressing off the skins in a traditional basket press, the wine is aged in 225 liter French oak barrels for 15 months prior to preparation for bottle.

The result, an aromatic nose with floral red fruits typical of cool climate Syrah. The Cabernet Sauvignon brings the leafy notes, earthy aromas, leather,  wild berry and herbal flavors with a touch of toasty oak barrel aging. The flavours are red licorice and sour cherry with herbal spice. Elegant medium weight red blend with spicy tannins, low alcohol and nervous acidity with clean refreshing finish. This wine should age well up to 10 years but is should drink best at 2 to 4 years in the bottle.

Upcoming - Tumunan Cabernet Sauvignon/Rosé 2017