2015 Hillside Blend Signature, In Situ
Red • Aconcagua Valley • Chile • 50% Syrah, 45% Mourvèdre, 5% Viognier
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2015 Hillside Blend Signature, In Situ, Aconcagua Valley, Chile,
Viña San Esteban was founded by José Vicente, an established grape producer, and his son Horacio, a Bordeaux-trained winemaker, to produce quality Aconcagua Valley wines. Both father and son are proud to participate in the long-standing tradition of Chilean viticulture, and the lands which encompass the vineyard and the winery have been in the Vicente family for generations.
Horacio has a rich and diverse background in both winegrowing and winemaking. He has held positions in France at Château Mouton Rothschild and Mouton Cadet, and in the United States at Chalone Vineyard, one of the first boutique wineries in California. These experiences have undoubtedly helped Viña San Esteban to capture numerous regional, national, and international awards for winemaking excellence.
The Aconcagua Valley’s unique combination of soil, light, and water also plays an important role in the success of Viña San Esteban. The Upper Aconcagua terroirs are well-suited for winegrowing, producing a wide variety of quality grapes, and the In Situ family of wines, in particular, was created to showcase these terroirs as a premier winemaking region of Chile.
This blend is produced with grapes grown at the slopes of Paidahuen. The hillside vine cultivation offers rocky soil, low fertility and special solar exposure that favour the accumulation and ripening of the tannins. Moreover, the cool, night breeze that comes from the Andes Mountains creates an exceptional temperature variation, producing the complexity and elegance that distinguish Aconcagua Valley wines.