Bodega Altair

>> Sunday, 13 May 2007

040717-5-k7-26-0011 Sun setting over the vineyard, Bodega Altair in Región del Maule, Chile.

A brand new winery. The first vintage, 2002, will be released in a few months time. Altair is a joint venture between the famous Dassault family of France (they own Château Dassault in Saint-Emilion among other things) and the big Chilean winery San Pedro. 70 hectares is planted, mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is close to the mountains with a cool climate and a long growing season. This gives elegance to the wines, but they also have fabulous concentration and structure.


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