Vina San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Malbec 2016
1865 Malbec comes from Vinya San Pedro's property in the Maule Valley. The vineyards were planted 15 years ago with a selection of old-vine material. The result is an expressive malbec with aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and other black fuits, along with juicy and concentrated tannins.
Founded in year 1865, Vinya San Pedro is nowadays one of the largest and oldest exporters of Chilean wine and one of the most important wineries in the country. San Pedro's main vineyard, wine cellar, and hundred-year-old underground cava cellar are located in Molina, in Curico Valley, 124 miles south of Santiago. There, San Pedro has one of the largest stretches of vineyards in Latin America, with 2,965 acres. Parallelly, San Pedro has over 1,500 planted hectares in Central Valley and in the other main vine-growing valleys in Chile, such as Elqui, Casablanca, San Antonio-Leyda, Maipo, Cachapoal, Maule, and Bio-Bio. Vinya San Pedro is also part of the so-called VSPT Wine Group, the third largest vitivinicultural group in Chile and the second largest exporter of Chilean wine. Each of the wines from the 1865 line comes from its own selected vineyard planted with a specific variety. Each "single vineyard" is carefully managed in acoordance with the conditions of its grape variety, soil, and climate—or terroir—to produce wines with consistently unique personalities and quality. The colluvial soils shows a significant presence of angular stones and is therefore ideal for controlling plant vigor. The Mediterranean climate features a broad differential between daytime and nighttime temperatures and the poor, rocky soils of granitic origin naturally control plant vior and produce crop loads of 6 tons per 2.5 acres.