Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve
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The Don Maximiano and Max vineyards are located in the Valle de Aconcagua, a region with long, dry summers of moderately warm days cooled by soft evening breezes blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenere grapes are sourced from our Max II and Max V vineyards, planted in 1992 and 1993, respectively. The Petit Verdot comes from the Don Maximiano vineyard, planted between 1978 and 1999. Most of the vineyards are planted on northern or north-eastern facing hillsides with 5° to 25° of slope. The soils in the Don Maximiano vineyard consist of a thin layer of pulverized granite, while the Max II soils are colluvial in origin, with 30%–40% stone content. Both of these soil types provide good drainage and low to moderate vigour potential, which encourages a natural balance of vegetative growth and fruit load in the individual vines. The 50% stone content in the deep alluvial soils of Max V provide excellent drainage and produce well-balanced plants with moderate vigour. The vertically-trained vines are spur- and cane-pruned, depending on the variety and specific conditions in the vineyard. Aerial photographs allow us to identify different sectors within each vineyard and harvest these individually according to the progress of the berries in each block.