Almaviva’s 60 hectares sit at 650 metres’ altitude, on the northern bank of the Maipo River, some of the region’s highest and coolest vineyards. The site benefits from cool breezes from the Andes and a large diurnal range, especially in the summer – encouraging the development of perfectly ripe fruit with vibrant acidity and delicate aromas. The dry growing season, as throughout Chile, means there is little disease pressure, but that irrigation is needed. Almaviva uses a state-of-the-art underground drip irrigation system, giving each vine only the amount of water it needs. The oldest vines were planted in 1978.