Elegant Cabernet Franc made from slow-ripening grapes found by the sea in Licantén – one of the only four DOs recognised for its unique terroir in 2018. Viña La Ronciere is the only producer in this new DO. There, it combines traditional methods and precision techniques to make terroir-driven wines.
"Elegant Cabernet Franc from pioneering producers in one of Chile's most exciting wine regions, Licantén, an oasis just a stone's throw from the Pacific.
“Licanten in central Chile is one of the newest vinicultural areas in the country and La Ronciere’s cabernet franc is an exciting discovery. Beautifully fresh, supple and elegant, with lip-smacking dark fruit and a trace of savoury spice.”
Will Lyons (The Sunday Times) - January 2022
“A seamless, svelte Cabernet Franc from the only producer in the new Chilean coastal D.O. (appellation) of Licantén. Flavours of blackcurrant leaf, sweet tobacco, a sprinkling of pepper and pristine raspberry fruit. 14%”
Joanna Simon (Her festive wine guide) - December 2021
Viña La Ronciere was founded in 1949, but only much later in 2017 did they started their venture at Idahue Estate. This project pioneered grape growing in cooler Licanten, a coastal sub-region of Curico Valley, in view of the changing climate.
The quality and availability of Chilean wines have flourished in the last twenty years. While wine consumers worldwide enjoy the easy-drinking charm of Chile’s inexpensive fruity wines, Chile’s wine producers have higher aspirations too, to make stylish, complex wines expressive of their unique origins, wines with a tangible ‘sense of place’, a notion the Europeans call terroir.