Aristos current releases
Cabernet Sauvignon Baron
Baron is always a blend of grapes and terroirs. Historically, Baron has been a blend of Cabernet and Merlot from Alto Cachapoal, and Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Syrah from Alto Maipo. It is fermented in small stainless steel vats and matured in oak barrels (50% new) for 22-24 months.
The soils across those different terroirs are sandy limestone and gravelly, sandy alluvial soils. Altitude is a major factor with the vineyards planted at 2,000 to 2,460 ft above sea level.
Cabernet Sauvignon Duque
Duque is a single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from one of the highest altitude Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Chile. The vineyard is in the Cachapoal Andes appellation and is approximately 2,400 ft above sea level.
The soil is primarily sandy limestone and gravel. The wine is fermented in small stainless steel vats and matured in oak barrels (50% new) for 24 months.
The Chardonnay is made from a vineyard that was planted in 1993 with unknown clonal material. It is a single 2 hectare parcel in the Cachapoal Andes planted on aluvial limestone and gravel based soils at over 3,200 ft above sea level.
The first three vintages of the Chardonnay ('07-'09) were aged entirely 100% new barrels. Francois Massoc was buying French wood and assembling it himself in Chile. With each subsequent vintage, the amount of new oak is decreasing as his barrels have gone through several vintages at Aristos.
The wine is fermented and aged in barrel for two years.