Winery and Vineyard

El Capricho has 7 hectares of vines, planted in 2003 and 2004, where Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Verdejo, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Merlot coexist. It is located in Villa del Carmen, 250 km north of Montevideo, in a terroir recognized for its particular combination of soil and climate which, together with the human factor, differentiates us from other wine regions.

The predominant soils are Vertisols of texture and medium fertility, with important contents of fine sand that infers a moderate capacity for retaining water and nutrients. The source rock corresponds to sediments from the Cretaceous Era with abundant calcareous rock. The undulation of the land facilitates the natural drainage of water, which is essential for having health conditions organically throughout the vineyard.

The climate is characterized by a high luminosity and above-average temperatures. These conditions allow for an early and complete phenolic maturity which brings softer and rounder tannins, as well as the intense color of our wines. The weather conditions allow for longer cycle varieties, such as Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon, which adapt very well to our region and reach their full maturity before the beginning of the rainy season, by the end of summer.

Having a long viticulture tradition, Villa del Carmen is recognized as "The village of the best bread and the best wine". For decades, its inhabitants have become familiar with cultivating the vineyards. This family inheritance makes them have a special predisposition for caring about the vineyard, for harvesting and working in the winery.

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