We are very happy because a long-awaited dream finally came true. Los Lingues was officially recognized as a new Denomination of Origin, which will allow us to highlight the exact origin of our wines in the labels.
It is important to note that the four new D.O. created -Los Lingues and Apalta in the Colchagua Valley, Lo Abarca in the San Antonio Valley and Licantén in the Curicó Valley- may use the Andes, Costa and Entre Cordilleras designation. In this way, Los Lingues -where 492 hectares are planted- will be able to use the additional information Andes as a complement, a mention that will allow us to highlight the proximity of our vineyards to the mountain range.
As our winemaker Cristóbal Undurraga explained to English journalist Amanda Barnes in a report from Seven Fifty Daily, "our 80 hectares of vineyards are located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, location that has a special influence on the climate and soil, but there is much difference within the same D.O, especially between the lower parts and the piedmont. "
The interesting thing about this modification to Decree 464 of the year 1994 is that three of the four new D.O. approved do not follow the traditional legal argument that was based on the geographical limits of the communes that make up each political region, but are associated with localities of the same name near vineyards of great international prestige. It is precisely the case of Los Lingues in the Colchagua Valley.