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Los Vascos

Huge Vineyard in Las Condes 40 Kilometers from the Pacific Coast in Chile. Echeñique immigrated from the Basque Country around 1750 Colchagua Valley the first vines. As a result, ownership increased, but the rise was abruptly halted by expropriation during the Allende period in 1970. In the mid-1970s, the Eyzaguirre-Echenique family bought back the expropriated land. New areas were planted and with an underground artificial irrigation fitted. In 1981, as a tribute to the roots was renamed the present name "Los Vascos" (dt "The Basques"). The property covered 2,200 hectares, of which only a small part was planted with vines. In 1988, the winery was acquired by the "Domaines Barons de Rothschild" (to the company of the French branch of the Rothschild that too is part of that Château Lafite-Rothschild ). Under the direction of Gilbert Rokvam, the technical director of Lafite-Rothschild, extensive investments were made. The responsible butler is Claudio Naranjo.

The existing vineyards were restructured, planted new land, secured by irrigation holes and set up a weather station. Furthermore, a large guesthouse in the traditional Chilean style was built. The total property comprises 3,400 hectares, of which 580 hectares are planted with vines. This is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as smaller areas with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Among the premium wines are the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon produced red wines "Le Dix de los Vascos" (12 to 14 months in new barriques) and "Los Vascos Grande Réserve" (12 months in 50% new barriques), and the White wines "Los Vascos Chardonnay" and "Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc". About 3.5 million bottles of wine are produced each year, with the majority exported to the United States and many European countries.

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