Viñedos Calcu is a winery project associated with the Hurtado Vicuña family, who, following their experience in the production of premium wines at Viña Maquis, now seek to produce wines of even higher quality.
The idea took shape in the year 2000 when Ricardo Rivadeneira Hurtado took charge of Viña Maquis and was given the mission to find a vineyard with similar or even better characteristics than the Maquis vineyard itself, the first Hurtado Vicuña family winery. The plan was that new vineyard should also be located in the Colchagua Valley.
Convinced that “wines of extraordinary quality should come from extraordinary vineyards”, the family acquired the Calcu estate, located between the villages of Marchigüe and La Estrella, 26 kilometers from the sea.
The proximity of the 1,000 hectare Calcu estate to the coast gives its grapes a seal of power, mineral hues and crisp, fresh fruitiness, all of which are clearly apparent in Calcu’s wines. Indeed, today these are the characteristics of the Calcu hallmark.
Our team led by Ricardo Rivadeneira Hurtado shares youth, experience and passion for quality and to develop unique wines that reflect the best of the terroir and its strains.
In photography: Ricardo Rivadeneira and Rodrigo Romero.
Viñedos Calcu seeks to express in the clearest way possible the personality of the vineyard at Marchigüe, where the power and freshness of the fruit predominate.
“We strive to produced fresh, well-balanced wines with moderate levels of alcohol and natural acidity. There is a clear expression of aromas and fruit perceived on the nose and palate. The ageing of the wines in oak barrels is carefully controlled to respect the character of the fruit and to add complexity. What is really important in our wines is the expression of the fruit and the unique character of the terroir”, explains Rodrigo Romero, winemaker at Calcu.