The vineyards destined for Taita are located at Montes’ El Arcángel de Marchigüe Estate vineyard, just 17.4 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Like a large percentage of Chilean soils, those in Marchigüe feature decomposed granite soils with decomposition levels that vary by sector. Some plots feature high clay content and moderate depths, while others are shallower with less clay, more silt, and more rocks. The Taita plot was influenced by glacial action, evidence of which are the sharp, angular stones left by passing glaciers in combination with round stones that resulted from water running over the surface of the vineyard area for ages. The Taita vineyards are dry farmed, which means they are not irrigated. The result of these naturally managed vineyards is fewer clusters per vine with smaller and more concentrated grapes.
Very deep garnet-red in color. The perfumed, complex nose exhibits a wide range of ripe red- and black-fruit aromas along with interesting spice notes, delicate toast, and leather fragrances. The palate is exuberant and round with well-structured tannins that lend breadth, sweetness, and a remarkably long finish.
Pairs well with red meat, lamb, and cheeses.