Valle de San Antonio
First found in the Italian Tyrol in the village of Tramin (or Tremeno) and nowadays recognized as a variety from southern Germany and from Alsace in northern France. Gewurztraminer is another unknown variety for Chile. Just like with Riesling, Gewurztraminer belongs to an aromatic family of grape varieties. You just have to serve a glass of this wine, and a sweet aroma of white peaches, rose petals and lychee will spread around the room.
Casa Marín produces four Pinot Noirs, each from a different vineyard block in Lo Abarca. The diversity in soils, clones, and vinification methods result in four completely different Pinot Noirs. This is our second wine in the Pinot line. It is harvested 2 to 3 weeks later than the Cartagena Pinot Noir as we are looking for a fuller bodied and complex wine.
This pink variety has a thick skin which produces more full-bodied and aromatic wines than Sauvignon Blanc. Maria Luz Marín fell in love with this variety when she tried it in France, and ever since the first harvest in 2003, Casa Marín´s Sauvignon Gris is the hidden treasure of the portfolio.
In this area we do not have steep temperature drops at night in comparison to the lower parts of the vineyard where we experience frosts. This creates a special microclimate which allows the vines to produce good natural yields between 5 and 6 tons per hectare. The soil consists mainly of loam (an equal mix of silt, clay, and sand).
"Miramar" means ocean view and refers to steep slopes, consisting of limestone and granite soils that overlook the Pacific Ocean. It is here where our Riesling Miramar is produced.
Syrah from Lo Abarca has a hard time ripening due the low temperatures and coastal fogs. This results in a wine low in alcohol and high in acidity.
Tierras blancas is the new vineyard in 2011 and covers in total 8.7 hectares divided in 14 small blocks. All vineyards are planted on steep slopes with northern sun exposure and on calcareous dominated soils.
The Garnacha comes from a new vineyard, planted in 2011, and because of the low temperatures, cold nights and few hours of sun by the coastal trough, this wine is an expression of a cool climate Garnacha.