Ronald
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VeraSolis

Producers            

 

Region

Subregion

Topography

 

Grape Variety

Harvest

Age of Vines

Soil

Climate

Total Production

 

Feature     

            

            

 

 

 

 

Ronald Vera & Pablo Solis      

Itata Valley, Chile 

 

Guarilihue

Steep Slopes

 

Moscatel & Cinsault

100% by hand, manual sorting

80 & 90 year old vines

Granitic & Clay

Cool climate

4,000 bottles

Organic

VeraSolis is a collaboration between 2 young winemakers from the Itata Valley in Chile, Ronald Vera and Pablo Solis. Ronald is a third generation winemaker, having grown up working the vines with his father and grandfather. After his studies, he returned to help in the vineyards and was the first to bottle their wine in 2016. Pablo, since he was 5, has always worked with his father and the vines. Because of his hard work, he was given a vineyard to work on his own and eventually inherited more land from his grandmother.

 

The Cinsault, from Ronald, is from 90 year old vines on granitic soil.  The Cinsault endures a 48 day maceration and is aged in a combination of neutral American Oak and tank.

 

The Moscatel, from Pablo, is from 80 year old vines which thrive in a more clay based terroir. The Moscatel goes through fermentation in indigenous raulí barrels and then goes to tank to settle.

All farming practices are organic using horses in the vineyard and fertilizer made from manure and guano (from seagulls).  Both winemakers note that the most difficult challenge for their farming is the slopes of Guarilihue (their village) which holds them to 100 year old traditional farming practices.  Technology, therefore, can not be used in their vineyards and so all labor is done by hand and horse.

 

The Itata Valley benefits from 4 distinct seasons, which the winemakers give credit to for a sufficient water supply. The vines are dry farmed and mature to optimal ripeness with gradual temperature changes. VeraSolis wines are clean, bright expressions of Cool Climate Chilean Wine made in the tradition of the first winemakers in Southern Chile.

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VeraSolis - Pablo Solis, Moscatel

100% Moscatel

Age of Vines​

Appellation

Village

Soil

Harvest

Elevation 

Exposure

Fermentation

Yields

Production

       

Vinification & Aging

           

 

 

 

 

80 year old vines

       

Valle del Itata

Guarilihue

Clay

By hang with manual sorting

210 meters above water

North-East

Spontaneous fermentation

5000 kg/Ha

2,000 bottles

Natural yeasts with minimal intervention & aged for 6 months

      

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VeraSolis - Ronald Vera, Cinsault

100% Cinsault

Age of Vines​

Appellation

Village

Soil

Harvest

Elevation 

Exposure

Fermentation

Yields

Production

       

Vinification & Aging

           

 

 

 

 

90 year old vines

       

Valle del Itata

Guarilihue

Granitic

By hand with manual sorting

220 meters above water

South-West

Spontaneous fermentation

6000 kg/Ha

2,000 bottles

Natural yeasts with minimal intervention & aged for 8 months