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Gandolini

Location: Maipo Andes, Maipo Valley, Chile Map: Ver Mapa en google Maps
Web Site: http://www.gandoliniwines.com Latitude: S 33º 52' 32.40 W 70°38' 33.60

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 2 distinctive wines. Stefano is fully convinced that Maipo Alto 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 Alto and its soil type is conformed by the alluvial terrace 3 and 4, from where Chile’s most prestigious 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 Alto, which are: Alto Jahuel (Buin district), Linderos (Buin district) and Catemito (San Bernardo district).

Furthermore, Gandolini has vineyard management control over another 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 185.000 lts (49,000 gl), where vinification is done in small batches to express the 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).