Nerkihue (pronounced ne-reh-key-way) is a family winery located in Lolol, Colchagua Valley. Their vineyards grow on steep slopes that, together with the marine influence and shallow soils, give rise to aromatic, fresh, and supremely elegant wines.
The family has been farming grapes in Chile since the 1930s but largely focused their energies on selling the fruit to bulk wine producers until the early 2000’s. Loly works alongside her father on the overall running of the winery, but they’re each responsible for their own wines – dad focuses on his venerable, age-worthy Justo whilst Loreta ‘Loly’ devotes her energies to Quiebre (literally ‘rupture’) which represents her generation’s bold move into wines characterised by their freshness and immediacy.
Quibre Cabernet Sauvignon
92% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Petit Verdot. The vines are grown on a combination of granite and clay-loam soil slopes and typically yield just 4 tonnes per hectare. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel, followed by 14 months in neutral barrels (fourth or fifth use). The wine is bottled unfiltered, just 2,800 bottles produced.