THE VINEYARD

HISTORY

Tucked into the Yerbas Buenas sector of the Maule Valley, Viña Alto Quilipín began 18 years ago when two friends and physicians, Gabriel Pulgar and Gonzalo Ugarte, were motivated by their passion for good wine to switch the focus of their farm from livestock to viticulture. They also knew that some 50 years earlier this same land had vineyards that yielded very good quality wine due to the property’s geographical and climatic conditions. The name was inspired by the presence of a chain of mountains; Quilpín means steep hills in the native language Mapudungun.

HISTORY

Tucked into the Yerbas Buenas sector of the Maule Valley, Viña Alto Quilipín began 18 years ago when two friends and physicians, Gabriel Pulgar and Gonzalo Ugarte, were motivated by their passion for good wine to switch the focus of their farm from livestock to viticulture. They also knew that some 50 years earlier this same land had vineyards that yielded very good quality wine due to the property’s geographical and climatic conditions. The name was inspired by the presence of a chain of mountains; Quilpín means steep hills in the native language Mapudungun.

THE WINEYARDS

The partners applied their scientific training as medical specialists to define their project with the highest standards of quality. They chose the best varieties in accordance with a market study and the specialized literature, and they installed drip irrigation throughout the entire 220 ha planted to vine. The 80 ha on hillsides have red granitic soils and the lower fields are clay loam. They planted their first vineyards in 1998, all vertically positioned. In 2001 they introduced the first terraced vineyards in the area when they planted more vines-bush trained this time.

Today the vineyards are planted to the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Tintorera, Malbec, Syrah, and Pinot Gris,as well as the white varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Chenin Blanc.

To complement the setting and improve the climatological conditions of the vines, they created a mile-long artificial lake over a natural depression on the property.

THE WINE

Viña Alto Quilipin is known for its original wines made from its own grapes grown in Yerbas Buenas. The wines feature interesting color, aromas, textures, and elegance that originate with an excellent clonal selection combined with a specific microclimate, soils, and hillsides that generate the proper balance for making wines in keeping with high international standards.

The Merlot and Carmenere wines are perfumed with ideal phenolic and sensorial ripeness. The Syrah has magnificent color, aroma, structure and nicely balanced tannins. The same can be said of the Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and even the delicate Pinot Noir.

The Sauvignon Blanc expresses tremendous freshness and excellent acidity with an aromatic profile that illustrates varietal typicity in Chile. The ViÑa Alto Quilipin Chardonnay expresses elegance with freshness, acidity, and balance.

In sum, Viña Alto Quilipín has matchless potential for producing red and white grapes destined for high-end wines with remarkable characteristics.

umados, vinos de una óptima madurez fenólica y sensorial.

THE WINEYARDS

The partners applied their scientific training as medical specialists to define their project with the highest standards of quality. They chose the best varieties in accordance with a market study and the specialized literature, and they installed drip irrigation throughout the entire 220 ha planted to vine. The 80 ha on hillsides have red granitic soils and the lower fields are clay loam. They planted their first vineyards in 1998, all vertically positioned. In 2001 they introduced the first terraced vineyards in the area when they planted more vines-bush trained this time.

Today the vineyards are planted to the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Tintorera, Malbec, Syrah, and Pinot Gris,as well as the white varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Chenin Blanc.

To complement the setting and improve the climatological conditions of the vines, they created a mile-long artificial lake over a natural depression on the property.

THE WINE

Viña Alto Quilipin is known for its original wines made from its own grapes grown in Yerbas Buenas. The wines feature interesting color, aromas, textures, and elegance that originate with an excellent clonal selection combined with a specific microclimate, soils, and hillsides that generate the proper balance for making wines in keeping with high international standards.

The Merlot and Carmenere wines are perfumed with ideal phenolic and sensorial ripeness. The Syrah has magnificent color, aroma, structure and nicely balanced tannins. The same can be said of the Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and even the delicate Pinot Noir.

The Sauvignon Blanc expresses tremendous freshness and excellent acidity with an aromatic profile that illustrates varietal typicity in Chile. The ViÑa Alto Quilipin Chardonnay expresses elegance with freshness, acidity, and balance.

In sum, Viña Alto Quilipín has matchless potential for producing red and white grapes destined for high-end wines with remarkable characteristics.

umados, vinos de una óptima madurez fenólica y sensorial.