Mancura was born in 2011 with the idea of expressing our deepest respect and admiration for the native peoples of our continent and our love and care for our land. So much so, that even before the creation of the Sustainability Code by Wines of Chile, the winery already met all its requirements, being the first officially certified in all three areas: vineyards (green), winery (red) and community (orange).
Viña Mancura sources its grapes from three properties located in this valley, which sum up 311.5 hectares. In Maule, rains concentrate mainly in winter, when temperatures are also lower. During the growing season and ripeness of the grapes, the valley presents a broad thermal amplitude between day and night. Depending on its diverse sectors, its soils can be alluvial (Andean foothills), volcanic (Central Valley) or granitic (Coastal Range).
The areas of Melozal and Pancahue are situated close to the Coastal Mountain Range, where a large number of vineyards of País and Carignan vines still survive, and which are recognized for having nurtured the viticultural traditions inherited from the Spanish conquerors. That is, head-pruned vineyards, planted at low density, fully adapted to the area’s dry and hot summer climate, and its granitic and red clay soils.
On the other hand, the Yerbas Buenas estate, placed in Maule’s Andean foothills, stands out for the quality of its white wines. Its soils are alluvial, and the climate receives a significant influence from the mountains, giving life to juicy, fruity, and fresh wines.
This valley, the most traditional in Chilean viticulture, has a temperate Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers. Its alluvial and stony soils, which are well-drained and moderately fertile, in addition to the climatic conditions already mentioned, favor the production of high-quality red wines, mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon.
In this valley, Viña Mancura sources its grapes from vineyards rooted in two of our properties: San Bernardo and El Puntal, the latter in Isla de Maipo. In both properties, the vineyards are trellised to the vertical shoot position, and their soils show a horizon of gravels and clays with a loamy texture that allows a deep root development. To a large extent, these characteristics are determinants for the quality of the great Maipo wines.