The total area of the Polkura vineyard has grown to 30 hectares. Of these 30, approximately half corresponds to Syrah.
While it is true that POLKURA is synonymous with Syrah, we have planted other varieties in the vineyard that also express themselves well in the zone. The reason? To add more flavors to the blends and above all to add to the complexity of the wines. These varieties include Malbec, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Tempranillo and Viognier, totaling the original 12 hectares established on the Polkura hill.
In 2005, 12 new hectares were planted with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with the objective of selling the high-quality grapes to other Chilean wineries. Beginning in 2015 we began vinifying these grapes directly and incorporating new wines into our selection.
In 2009 as well as 2016 we planted an area of the vineyard using the dry-farming technique, meaning without artificial irrigation, totaling 5 hectares. Just over 4 hectares correspond to Syrah and the rest to Grenache Noir.
Given that in Chile phylloxera still does not, the vineyard is planted on its own rootstock (without grafting), a technique that allows the vine to express its characteristics in a more evident manner.