Terranoble was founded in 1993 by six Chileans who, driven by their passion for viticulture, dreamed of producing top quality wines by combining the excellent climatic and geographical considerations of the Maule Valley with the best traditions in winemaking and the most modern equipment. The Maule Valley, which lies about 250 kms South of Santiago, is irrigated by the Maule river and enjoys a climate that fluctuates between hot sunny days and cool nights. These unique conditions, with a thermal fluctuation of 15 to 18 degrees centigrade between the day and night, contribute to outstanding growth and maturity of the grapes. The estate has 90 hectares of vines planted, which includes many of the noble French varietals (merlot, carmenere, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay). All vineyard activity, from pruning to harvest is handled manually. In 2003, Viñedos Terranoble acquired another 30 hectares in the area of Los Lingues located in the eastern part of Colchagua Valley, 140 Km south of Santiago city. On those hectares the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Syrah are cultivated. The purpose is to obtain different qualities in the grape varieties that those obtained in the Valley of Maule. As well, the estate has developed holdings in Casablanca Valley with plantings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Terranoble is a member of Sustainable Wine of Chile and they have achieved Vegan certification for their wines in 2020.
Given the evident climatic differences throughout the narrow territory of Chile, Terranoble wanted to explore this diversity in the CA project: 100% Carmenere that, under similar conditions of vinification, production and aging, show different characteristics based on the influence of either the Andes or the Coast.
The Colchagua Valley is considered by many to be Chile’s equivalent to Napa Valley, with a Mediterranean climate cooled at night by Pacific breezes which help to build complexity in the grapes grown here. Further east, inland toward the foothills of the Andes, vineyards are more influenced by the overnight cooling breezes coming off the Andes. Terranoble’s Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a single vineyard, Los Lingues, which is located in this more eastern stretch of the Valley.
Terranoble is considered one of Chile’s true ambassadors for the Carmenere varietal. This is a very complex Carmenere for the price, with a rich and balanced combination of fruit and oak. On the nose, red berries, black berries, plums, paprika, smoke and toasted aromas come through. Juicy on the palate, with cherry and chocolate notes in combination with toasted oak. This wine is well structured and full-bodied with smooth tannins and a long finish.
This blend of 87% Pinot Blanc, 13% Pinot Grigio is grown in the Casablanca Valley area of Las Dichas. Grapes were fermented in amphorae with native yeasts. Maceration with the skins lasted three months without temperature control nor addition of SO2, and only with the grapes natural acidity. After three months, the skins were removed and the wine was racked into smaller amphorae.
90% Syrah, 10% Tempranillo grown in the Casablanca Valley area of Las Dichas. After a manual selection of bunches, the grapes were destemmed and subject to a cold maceration of 5 days. Fermentation took place in small lots and in terracotta amphorae with very soft manual punch-downs, 3 times per day. 5% of the grapes were fermented with whole clusters. The wine was kept for 14 months: Syrah in untoasted foudre and Tempranillo in amphorae.
Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc harvested from the Casablanca Valley. This wine is straw yellow with greenish tones. This Sauvignon Blanc has fruit aromas, that vary from tropical fruits to lime, grapefruits and subtle notes of asparagus. On the palate, it has a fresh and balanced acidity, with flavors of citrus fruits with herbal notes. A fresh wine, with a medium structure and long finish.
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