José Miguel Sotomayor
Luiz Antonio de Gracia Allegretti (Clos Santa Ana)
Chile has hundreds of years cultivating the vine in different valleys throughout our territory with different varieties and cultural practices, which print a stamp of typicality and character to the wines. Chile is one of the few countries that can cultivate the grapevine in free standing, which allows to have a very old and unique plant material, added to a diversity of very pristine climates and soils due to the existing natural barriers such as the desert in the north , the mountain ranges and the sea. Due to all the unique characteristics that define the Chilean viticultural landscape and that make it a unique landscape, it is necessary to bring together all wine producers who embrace the same principles of ecological practices and the sustainable management of our vines and their environment. The wine has its origin in the vineyard and therefore the care and handling of this marks the beginning of what will finally define the wine. The vineyard is the habitat, it is the universe and therefore the principles that govern cultivation practices must be organic, biodynamic or ecological, in order to respect and preserve the life that inhabits this universe, not only focusing on the life that we can observe. with our eyes, but also to all that microbiological universe that is hidden either in the cultivation and in the soil itself, which will accompany us throughout the transformative process until we obtain our wines. It is an invitation not only to be respectful of the environment, but also to be compassionate and to learn to observe and listen to it with more love. We must always bet on sustainability and quality, promoting an expression faithful to its origin, generating clean and transparent production methods. Where both the wild environment of our vineyards and the final consumer are considered with the same respect and transparency. To achieve our objective we must generate an objective theoretical framework that allows us to interact with each other under the same rules, which must establish objective parameters when making our wines. For this we have determined a series of qualitative parameters, both in the production of grapes, and in wines, where the least intervention and respect for the environment where it is developed is promoted, parameters that define the new Association ¨Chilenudo¨.