Bodegas Volcanes

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Bodega Volcanes is a project that started in 2009 and is part of the Grupo Vinos del Pacifico (GVP). A number of employees of this group came up with the idea of ​​creating a series of wines that should come from vineyards with 100% soils of volcanic origin.

The team consisted of winemaker María del Pilar Díaz, geologist Gonzalo Hendriguez and terroir manager Agustín Aguerrea. They have selected three vineyards, located throughout Chile, which they believe convey the ultimate expression of a volcanic soil in the wines. In Rapel Valley this is a vineyard with a soil of silt, clay and loam supplemented with coarser material such as Andesite stones (an outflow rock). In Maule Valley they found a vineyard with a soil of (weathered) granite. In Malleco Valley, the vineyard is planted on a soil of so-called "Tolhuaco", which consists of the ashes of a volcano. María Díaz strives to express the purity and minerality of the soil in the wines. This works very well, especially because there is never excessive use of (new) wood during fermentation and maturation. The wines are all vibrant and rich and have more complexity in aroma and taste than comparable wines from the same region.