With the goal of making one of the world’s best wines, Alex and Carrie Vik selected what they believe is the best terroir in South America in Millahue (Cachapoal Valley), Chile. The VIK terroir is composed of 12 valleys, each one with its own micro-climate and distinct exposures, cooled by breezes from the Pacific ocean and winds from high up in the Andes mountains.
The rootstock was established after meticulous soil, meteorological and land exposure studies were completed. The vineyards consist of more than 327ha, offering enormous variety and complexity to the resulting wines.
All grapes are harvested by hand, and fermentation takes place naturally, with no added yeasts. Wines are then aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels. They describe their wines as “holistic”, being a result of the varied terroir and innovative viticultural and winemaking techniques.
Solely focusing on high quality, the VIK Millahue is a limited edition blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Carignan from the Cachapoal valley, aged in French oak for 23 months. The Milla Cala has the addition of Syrah, and spent 20 months in French oak barrels.