Bodega Cerro Chapeu

DESCRIPTION

Bodega Cerro Chapeu leads the development of wines exports from Uruguay, the boutique wine country of South America. Cerro Chapeu estates are located in the purest environment according to the environmental sustainability indexes (ESI) of Columbia and Yale Universities.
The winery is run by the 10th generation of the Carrau family, that has maintained sustainable management vineyards since 1752 starting in Catalonia and then in Uruguay in the twentieth century.
The winery is located in Rivera department, at 500 km north from Montevideo just by the border with Brazil. The area was chosen in the mid 70´s in collaboration with UC Davies. Located at 340 meters above sea level and surrounded by flat hills-typical from this region- the area has Sandy deep soils, with relatively low yields and good drainage to avoid humidity excess in the vines.
70% of their vineyards are Tannat. Other varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Arinarnoa, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The winery was built in 1997 inside a hill to optimize resources and to use gravity to minimize intervention in the winemaking process.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Wines Grape Varietal Age of the vines Nature of soil Technical Sheets
Cerro Chapeu Reserva Sauvignon Blanc “Sur Lie” 100% Sauvignon blanc up to 30 years sandy soil
Cerro Chapeu Reserva Chardonnay 100% Chardonnay up to 30 years sandy soil
Since 1752 Petit Manseng 90% Petit Manseng, 10% Viognier 20 years clay
Cerro Chapeu Reserva Pinot Noir 100% Pinot noir up to 40 years sandy soil
Cerro Chapeu Reserva Tannat 100% Tannat up to 40 years sandy soil
Vilasar Nebbiolo 100% Nebbiolo old vineyard clay soil
Amat Tannat 100% Tannat up to 40 years sandy soil
Ysern “Blend of regions” Tannat-Tannat 100% Tannat (50% Cerro Chapeu y 50% Las violetas) 20 years Sandy soil (Cerro Chapeu) and clay soil (Las Violetas)
Sparkling
Sust Vintage Brut Nature 70% Chardonnay y 30% Pinot Noir sandy soil

GENERAL INFORMATION

COUNTRY Uruguay
REGION Cerro Chapeu
APPELLATION(S) Cerro Chapeu
PRODUCER Bodega Cerro Chapeu
FOUNDED 1975
SIZE OF THE VINEYARD 74 acres
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 250000 litles
FARMING sustainable
WEBSITE www.cerrochapeu.com

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