We have been out on various occasions to inspect a Cabernet in the Upper Maipo and believe we have found a new high-end mountain Cab fruit to work with. The bonus is seems is that there is a Cabernet Franc worth working with as well. This fruit is closer to the river Maipo with a spectacular backdrop of the Andes. The skins are think and flavourful the seeds almost ripe so we shall pick the final week of April.
In other news we are going to be making a Syrah this year from Maipo– the extreme south of Maipo near the coast beyond Melipilla. We also have our eyes on some Petit Verdot for blending down there as well.