The Casas del Bosque estate encompasses 237.1 hectares, located in the Casablanca Valley, of which 220.57 has are actually in production. It is divided in white varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling; and red ones: Pinot Noir and Syrah. The other 16.53 hectares are vineyards in growth of the varieties Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
A big strength of Casas del Bosque is that the vines are 100% pure, and each one is produced in our own vineyards.
The Carménère and Cabernet Sauvignon red premium wines come from the Rapel Valley and Maipo Valley.
All our vineyards have a modern drip irrigation system which is supplied with water from underground wells. Each quarter, depending on the type, soil and climate, has a different treatment. For red wines, we perform a controlled water stress to get the smallest beads of water in order to obtain the highest concentrations of flavors and aromas.
Weed control is part of an integrated management strategy, which seeks to apply the least amount of chemical products to the soil. Herbicides are applied only to the planting row, equivalent to 30% of the vineyard, being the mechanical control solution for the remaining area.
In keeping with our philosophy based on producing high quality wines, we do cluster thinning in order to maintain the desired yield for each variety. In this way, the best clusters are selected in order to meet our winemakers’ demands.
In order to control frosts, we use wind generator machines. Each machine can increase the temperature
by 2-3 degrees Celsius in an area of 5 hectares, avoiding the problems created by frost.