The Casas del Bosque estate in Casablanca Valley comprises of 227,7 hectares, of which 204,4 are planted with vineyards. The estate is divided into white varieties: Sauvignon Blanc with 101,7 ha, Chardonnay with 31,82 ha and Riesling with 3,45 ha. Red varieties planted are Pinot Noir with 51,57 ha, Syrah with 15,41 ha and Malbec with 0,45 ha. The remaining 23,27 ha is comprised of young vineyards in development, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Casas del Bosque’s greatest strength is that all their grapes are estate grown.
Carménère and Cabernet Sauvignon red wines are grown in the Rapel and Maipo Valley.
Water is responsibly managed at the vineyard and the decision to irrigate is dependent on the visual appearance of the plant, foliage measurements with pressure chambers and the use of humidity sensors. Modern technology helps Casas del Bosque to use its natural resources efficiently and maintian the sustainability of the vineyards.
All our vineyards have a modern drip irrigation system which brings water up from underground wells. Each block, depending on the vine type, soil and climate is cared for differently. For red wines, we carry out a controlled water stress to get the smallest water droplets in order to obtain the highest concentrations of flavors and aromas.
Weed, disease and pest control form part of an integrated management strategy. It means applying the fewest chemical products possible to the soil, limiting the application of pesticides and herbicides to the planting row and the removal of weeds by machine.
In keeping with our philosophy based on producing quality not quantity, we do cluster thinning in order to maintain the desired yield for each variety. The best clusters are then selected in order to meet our winemakers’ standards.
In order to control frosts, we use wind generator towers. Each tower can increase the temperature by 2-3 C in an area of 5 hectares, avoiding the problems created by frost.