At Chateau Los Boldos, French Old World winemaking techniques collide with Chile’s vibrant New World terroir in this property located 100 kilometres south of Santiago at the foot of the Andes. In 1990, the Massenez family from Alsace purchased the property – one of Chile’s oldest wineries – and its highly valuable parcels of 66-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon and 55-year-old Merlot vines.
Los Boldos’ 200-plus hectares are subject to the beneficent alluvial influence of the nearby Cachapoal River. In the vineyard, it’s all about sustainable practices, with the strong environmental focus providing French winemaker Stephane Geneste with superb parcels of fruit from which to fashion the estate’s premium wines.
In 2012, the winery was completely modernised via a serious program of reform and reinvestment that involved the installation of 5,000 and 20,000-litre, temperature-controlled stainless tanks, a maturation cellar packed with French and American oak, and a high-tech bottling line.