We are specialists in cool-climate coastal varieties such as PINOT NOIR and SAUVIGNON BLANC.
Our organic vineyards grow on gently rolling hills on soils with high limestone and minerals content, and in which every block is an individual micro-terroir.
We vinify our wines in concrete eggs and French oak foudres, which results in elegant, complex wines with unique characteristics.
HARVEST BY HAND
Viña Casas de Bucalemu was founded in 2008.
Our vineyards are located in the Bucalemu zone of Santo Domingo,
the Leyda Valley’s closest area to the sea and just 9 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean.
With a strong belief in the benefits of winegrowing here, we planted vineyards just 9 kilometers from the sea and manage them organically to obtain the very best quality fruit.
PACIFIC OCEAN / FOSSILS Given the proximity to the Pacific coast, the surface layers of our vineyards have many maritime fossils and other components of oceanic soils atop the same maritime rock that we find in the cliffs by the edge of the sea. This supplies nutrients and minerals to our organic vineyards, which is ultimately reflected in the elegance and tremendous complexity of our wines.
ORGANIC VINEYARD & CLIMATE The organic management of the vineyards is complemented very well by the climatic conditions and the absence of frosts during the growing period. The maximum temperatures are 24º-25ºC with a daily variation of 12º-13ºC during the summer. The grapes ripen slowly with the proper development of aromas and textures along with the right balance between sugar and acidity, which makes our wines stand out for their tremendous concentration and rich minerality.
SOILS All of the blocks in our vineyards are unique, but they all share a top colluvial layer of clay and stones from the Andes Mountains over a layer of maritime rock that lends a characteristic mineral note to our wines.