The family owned Viña San Esteban vineyards and winery are located in the La Florida and Paidahuen vineyards, in the town of San Esteban in the Aconcagua Valley in central Chile. Privileged soil conditions and the Aconcagua’s microclimate, together with quality technological practices in the vineyards and the winery, produce quality grapes and wines which are recognised internationally.
In Situ is a ‘terroir project’ with the vineyards located at the eastern end of the Aconcagua river Valley. The warm daytime temperatures provide ideal ripening conditions for the grapes, while the altitude and the breezes that descend from the Andes mountains at night provide the cooling required to achieve the balancing acidity necessary for great wines.
The area has been a meeting point for Aconcagua Valley inhabitants for hundreds of years and the enigmatic rock drawings remain intact today among the native flora and cultivated vines that adorn the hillsides. These ancient drawings, resembling a spider’s web, form part of the design of the distinctive In Situ packaging.
Elegant and fresh blue berries aromas, floral notes and hints of vanilla. Well balanced with round tannins and some creamy oak notes on the finish.
HARVEST & BLEND
Handpicked: Syrah 50% Mourvedre 45% & Viognier 5%.
CLIMATE & SOIL
This blend is produced with grapes grown at the slopes of Paidahuen (920 m a.s.l.), the hillside vine cultivation offers rocky soil, low fertility and special solar exposure that favour the accumulation and ripening of tannins. Moreover, the cool, night breeze that descends from the Andes Mountains creates an exceptional temperature variation, producing the complexity and elegance that distinguish Aconcagua Valley wines.
Hand-picked, fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel (25ºC) it was macerated for 25 days and then aged in 225-litre French and American oak barrels for 12 months. After bottling this wine was aged for at least 6 additional months before release.