Hurtado family has owned the Viña Maquis
vineyard for more than a century, but it wasn’t
until recently that they decided to make their
own wine from this premium fruit. They built a
state-of-the-art gravity-flow winery and set out
to make the Maquis winery one of the great properties
in all of South America. To that end, in 2005,
Maquis became the first (and still only) South
American producer to work with consulting winemaker
Xavier Choné, whose other clients read like
a veritable “who's who” of elite wineries from
around the world, including Opus One, Joseph Phelps,
and Dominus Estate.
distinctive wine is a finely tuned blend of Carménère,
Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot made
with fruit coming from vines
that bear no more than 12 bunches of grapes per
plant. Only the ripest grapes are picked, and they
are then sorted by hand at the winery. Twelve months
barrel aging in French oak provides the depth and
structure that will allow this wine to further
develop over the next 5 – 7 years.
Pair with the “Hearty Soup” recipe from our Wines
by Jennifer Cookbook!