OUR VINEYARD

Pargua is a 23 hectare vineyard nestled in the heart of the Maipo Valley.

A pioneer in organic grape production in Chile, it was planted in the year 1997.

Today the people behind Pargua are Jean-Pascal Lacaze, french winemaker who is also in charge of the emblematic chilean wine Domus Aurea; the Peña family, owner of Domus Aurea; and Francisco Santa Cruz, a chilean environmentalist who has dedicated his life to enviromental conservation and to developing projects in harmony with nature.

 
 

OUR WINES

Cabernet Sauvignon: 70%

Cabernet Franc: 12%

Merlot: 10%

Carménère: 5%

Petit Verdot: 3%

Alcohol: 14.4% vol   

pH: 3.73

Total acidity: 5.01g/l

Residual sugar: 4.04g/l

ANKA 2015

 

HARVEST    Maipo presented high temperatures during the season, which made the record of the highest thermal sum of the last three seasons, winning March 20 being the hottest day since 2012 with 36.2 °C. In turn he recorded the lowest number of frosty days. The total rainfalls exceeded the records of previous season, but were below to those experienced in the 2012-2013 seasons. However, no precipitation occurred during flowering or harvest, favoring the health of the grapes. As for the quality of wines, this year presented very good aromatic expression, juicy and well-structured tannins intensity. Vinification was traditional, as with all Anka vintages, with a slow and long extraction.  For the 2015 vintage, Anka aged 12 months in barrels, 20% in new, with varying degrees of medium toast. Wood mainly comes from center, Tronçais and Nièvre. Soft fining with egg whites and very light filtration finish the process.


TASTING NOTES    Showing a deep and brilliant garnet, the 2015 gives a nose with slightly licourous fruits like cassis and plums. Then come floral tones, subtle spicy oak and meaty accents.
The mouth is round and juicy, offering a good and balanced body, well backed up by fine integrated tannins. The velvety texture keeps moving on untill a generous finish made of ripe spicy berries and grilled aromatic herbs.

PARGUA 2015

 

HARVEST    Maipo presented high temperatures during the season, which made the record of the highest thermal sum of the last three seasons, winning March 20 being the hottest day since 2012 with 36.2 °C. In turn he recorded the lowest number of frosty days.

The total rainfalls exceeded the records of previous season, but were below to those experienced in the 2012-2013 seasons. 

However, no precipitation occurred during flowering or harvest, favoring the health of the grapes. As for the quality of wines, this year presented very good aromatic expression, juicy and well-structured tannins intensity.

Vinification was traditional, as with all Pargua vintages, with a slow and long extraction. 

For the 2015 vintage, Pargua aged 18 months in barrels, 60% in new, with varying degrees of medium toast. Wood mainly comes from center, Tronçais and Nièvre. Soft fining with egg whites and very light filtration finish the process.

 

TASTING NOTES    The 2015 starts with a deep and lively ruby garnet and offers a quite exhuberant nose of ripe and candied fruits like cherries, blackcurrants and plums with candied lavander. Fresh leather, tobacco, noble spicy wood and dried aromatic herbs rise then above underbrush tones with peppery and meaty accents.
The mouth is all about roundness and fleshy texture, also offering deepness thanks to its good structure made of velvety fine tannins. Balance and density untill a generous finish of ripe wild berries, noble spices and an automnal spirit promessing a charming complexity to come.

Cabernet Sauvignon: 85%

Cabernet Franc: 10%

Merlot: 4%

Petit Verdot: 1%

Alcohol: 14.5% vol   

pH: 3.78

Total acidity: 5.54g/l

Residual sugar: 5.05g/l

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