A Los Vinateros Bravos
The old Itata Hills have fantastic potential for making wines with unique character, that express this special terroir, with ancient vineyards planted over volcanic or granitic soils.
Winemaker Leonardo Erazo seeks to express this terroir as fully as possible, by using organic viticulture, and natural winemaking so as to interfere as little as possible. “We feel like we don’t need to fix nature but rather enhance her capabilities, to enhance her potential. We want wines full of life, vibrancy, tension, freshness and joy”. Vineyards are un-irrigated and harvest done manually. After studying Agronomy and Enology at the University of Chile, Leonardo travelled the world to gain experience in winemaking, and even did a stint studying biodynamic methods in California. His wines are fascinating and have a distinct sense of place.