>> Sunday, 13 May 2007
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.