Looking at its beautiful new estate, Cono Sur is understandably proud and eager to begin planting it. The beautiful new estate is on the emerging Leyda Valley.
Looking at its beautiful new estate, Cono Sur is understandably proud and eager to begin planting it. The beautiful new estate is on the emerging Leyda Valley, a small coastal wine-land endowed with a rather cool climate and heavy influence of the Pacific Ocean. There, our company bought 135 cultivable hectares of which 70 will be planted this year. A little bit over half of the total surface will be devoted to Pinot Noir, and the rest will go to Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay (40 and 30 hectares each, when work is completed). The new vineyard’s layout was carefully planned to take full advantage of the clay-loamy soils and northern exposition, the best winegrowing conditions this land has to offer.
Born as a D.O. in 2002, Leyda is one of the most recently defined Chilean Denominations of Origin. With the Pacific Ocean virtually bathing its Western flank, the maritime influence is further enhanced by the low relief, which allows the sea breezes full inland entrance. The ensuing soft winds and cool temperatures, along with the loamy-clay soils, make for an outstanding cradle for cold climate white varieties and, of course, Pinot Noir.
Cono Sur is looking forward to continue in Leydian domains its accomplished Pinot Noir track record, which has already produced peaks at the level of 20 Barrels Limited Edition Pinot Noir and OCIO, and also to deepen its premium white wines portfolio, which in the last three years has added 20 Barrels Limited Edition Chardonnay, since 2003, and 20 Barrels Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc and Visión Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, just released to the market a couple of weeks ago.