Maurizio Garibaldi

Maurzio’s grandfather emigrated from Italy after World War I and arrived in Valpariso at the age of 16 with little more than his wits to sustain him. In the ensuing years he established a number of businesses before buying a vineyard in Colchagua. His son joined the enterprise in 1952, having studied enology back in Alba, Italy. They made wines together until 1973 when the Chilean government confiscated the land following the coup d’etat that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power.

Third generation Maurizio gained experience with winemaking stints at Villa Maria, Veuve Clicquot, Les Vins de Vienne, and various wineries in Portugal before returning the Chile to continue his father and grandfather’s legacy in 2013.

He is unquestionably one of Chile’s rising stars, with his Sauvignon garnering 93 points from Robert Parker and Tim Atkin, and 92 for his red blend.

Malbec/Syrah/Durif

Vineyard is 41km from the coast at an altitude of 800m on a weathered granite hillside. It’s a composition of 56% Malbec, 36% Syrah, and 8% Durif. Before bottling, the wine is aged for 20 months in French oak, followed by a further two years in bottle before release.

Sauivgnon Blanc

Vineyard is 18.5km from the coast, something that’s significantly reflected in the wine’s aromatic profile. The vines are grown in shallow topsoil above weathered granite. After hand harvesting the grapes are divided between 70% fermentation in stainless steel, 30% in French oak, with 11 months on lees. This wine has an aging potential of at least 6 years.

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