Soil

OUR TERROIR


Identifying the appropriate type of soil for the growth of each variety is key to express the best potential of each grape.

That’s why Bisquertt have been pioneer making a study of soils, in which the goal has been to find the best terroir to produce Premium and Ultra Premium wines.

The project was born at El Chequén state, in Marchihue in 2008 where the field was mapped making analysis of the different soils allowing to identify different areas and improving the farm management.

We found at least 10 sectors of different soils which together with the cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean gives us wines from balanced grapes, fresh with a persistent acidity expressing the true character of Marchihue.

Our agronomist and winemaking team, considered these results to define new guidelines in local viticulture and winemaking techniques.

The best soils are those who have no impediment to exploring the roots. Thus, deep soils are ideal because the roots can move throughout the profile; as a result we obtain balanced growth and vigor plants whose roots provide development support and adequate growth. These features allow us complex wines, well-structured tannins,fresh and fruity.

AGRICULTURE


In El Chequen there are currently 150 productive hectares which have red and white varieties planted in year 2000 at a density of 2898 plants / ha, where the plants don’t have a rootstock which traduces in no intervention in the driving system, therefore expresses best character.

Among white varieties we have Gewürtraminer, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay which can hardly being found in the Colchagua Valley, but as Marchigue is so close to the sea , allows fruit with low sugar and natural acidity.

The red varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Syrah and Malbec are fruity and have been planted in the best soil where each variety best develops its potential, being handled naturally leaving the necessary kilos per plant to achieve structured tannins and greater concentration of aromas.

We have been developing an agriculture based on traditional management, where we have used sheep for weed control and ripping the rows for pest control and aeration of the vineyards.