Viña Gandolini was founded on the belief that it could produce exceptional wines from Chile, based on extracting the best potential from each Terroir. The vineyards are located in Maipo Andes, which is one of the few places in the world where First Growth Cabernet Sauvignon can be produced. The winery has 3 exclusive ranges of Cabernet Sauvignon, which reflect the best of Chile’s Terroir for this varietal. Viña Gandolini is Chile’s only producer that is focused and specialized exclusively on Cabernet Sauvignon.
Stefano Gandolini is one of the most prestigious Chilean winemakers; his enological philosophy is to combine the best attributes from the Old World with the most exciting characteristics of the New World. The winery was founded in 2011 by Stefano Gandolini and his partner Fernando Izquierdo Menendez, a successful business man from Chile.
Gandolini focuses only on Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile’s most recognized and famous varietal. The production model is based on making two distinctive wines as it is done in Napa Valley, USA. Stefano is fully convinced that Maipo Andes is one of the few places, where world-class Cabernet Sauvignon can be produced.
The Gandolini family vineyards were planted in 2001, in the best Terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile. The Estate is located in Maipo Andes and its soil type is conformed by the alluvial terrace 3 and 4, from where Chile’s most prestigious world-class Cabernet Sauvignons are produced.
The Estate has three high-density vineyards with a total of 70 ha(173 acres). They are located in different sub appellations in Maipo Andes, which are: Alto Jahuel (Buin district), Linderos (Buin district)and Catemito (San Bernardo district). Furthermore, Gandolini has vineyard management control overanother 14 ha ( 35 acres) of vineyards, which are among the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in Chile (1978). This is a state-of-the-art winery with a total capacity of 130.000 lts (34,000 gl), where vini!cation is done in small batches to expressthe full potential and diversity of Gandolini’s Terroirs. All the wines are aged in new French oak barrels for a long period (18 – 24 months).
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