Born in Yumbel in the Bio Bio Valley, Manuel Humberto Moraga Gutiérrez is the 7th generation (dating back to the conquistadors!) owner of Cacique Maravilla: he has a lifelong relationship with the land and the farm. With the first vines planted in 1766, today, his wines are still made naturally with a traditional, ancestral approach. Committed to showcasing the grapes’ characteristics by preserving Chile’s agriculture and honouring its historical winemaking traditions, the vineyards are dry-farmed for a fuller expression of the unique volcanic soils and all farm work is done organically.
Apart from being of amazing value, Maravilla’s Sauvignon Blanc is light, refreshing, and oh-so-easy to enjoy. The nose is ripe citrus and the palate follows through with pink grapefruit, passionfruit, and a hint of lime. Good acidity.
- Winery Website: Cacique Maravilla
- Vintage: 2019
- Best Consumed: Before 3 Years
Brilliant with chèvre, salads, and shellfish.