Country and Region:
D.O Limari Valley
T.H (Terroir Hunter)
Grape Varieties :
The grapes were carefully transported and rigorously sorted
at the winery, to ensure that only ripe clusters, free from rot
or sun burn, underwent gentle pressing with a controlled
pre-oxidation of the must. The free run and lightly pressed
juice was chilled down to 6°C-8°C and cold stabilized for 48
hours. The juice was then racked into egg-shaped concrete
tanks and French oak barrels originating from cooperages
in Burgundy, France, 10% of which were new, where it was
left to ferment with its native yeasts at relatively cool
temperatures (16°C-18°C) for 21 days until dry.
After fermentation, the wine was left over its lees and aged
for 10 months before blending. The winemaker used a
battonage regime, regularly suspending the lees in the wine,
to enhance the texture on the palate, lending the wine more
body, weight and interest.
An innovative project focusing on the unique topography of Chile. T.H stands for Terroir Hunter and brings together a range of wines from across Chile developed to emphasize the diversity of climate and ‘terroir’. 5,000 kilometres long with a dramatic landscape that stretches from sea level to mountain ranges as high as 6,000 metres, the potential to produce wine beyond the traditional Central Valley is enormous and T.H is at the forefront of this quest to explore new winemaking regions. Moving far away from the trend towards standardized ‘big taste’ ‘over-ripe’ wines, T.H wines are made with minimum intervention and a conscious respect for the environment, in limited volumes. They truly represent Chilean diversity and regional differences favouring freshness, character and purity. The breathtaking quality of the wines is matched by the many accolades they receive. For Lo Abarca Sauvignon Blanc; Chilean White Trophy at the 2014 IWC, Wine & Spirits’ Best New World Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Gold Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards. For the Syrah Leyda; Gold at the IWC 2015 and Gold Medal and International Trophy Winner at the IWC 2015 for the T.H Cabernet Sauvignon.
Silver - International Wine Challenge 2016