WHAT MAKES ORGANIC PRODUCTION DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS.
The vineyards of Huelquén Vineyard, located at the foot of the Andes, are managed organically since 2000, but only from the Vintage 2004 can be certified and marketed as 100% organic.
What Does This Mean?
It means that all our vineyards are in an organic management plan:
• Reduction of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
• Improvement of the natural soil fertility.
• Strengthening agricultural ecosystems.
In simple terms so that a wine is certified as organic must meet certain requirements:
1. The grapes must be produced organically for a minimum period of 3 seasons. This means: do not use artificial and toxic to the environment. Not intervene in the natural balance of the ecosystem. Neglecting pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.) for controlling pests. Use organic waste as fertilizer, promote biodiversity of plants and microfauna, etc. Although yields are lower than conventional vineyard, not intervening natural cycles, allow to stimulate the expression of "terroir" (climate, soil and plant), leading to enhance the characteristics of our grapes and have a product more healthy and better.
2. The wines are vinified and organically produced in our warehouse. Are processed separately, permitted inputs to ensure their care and quality are used. Native yeasts (the vineyards), which give identity to wine and non-GM products are used, the minimum intervening wine development and allowing preserve aromas and colors of our vines are enhanced.
Quality wine that expresses all its aromatic potential , color and structure with the security of being a 100 % natural preserves and does not pollute the environment.