Brand Description

The sun-drenched Maipo Valley is home to world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon with rich color and full body. Tradition meets modernity here in the home of Chilean viticulture.

Location of Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere flourish in the warm, dry, sun-drenched Maipo and Colchagua Valleys, respectively. Located between the massive Andes Mountains and Pacific’s low Coastal Mountains, these valleys are world-renowned for producing outstanding red wines with rich color, full body, and the true varietal character that Root:1 is known for.

The cooler coastal vineyards of Casablanca are perfectly suited for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Maritime breezes keep temperatures cool, while daytime sun encourages a lengthy growing season. 

Chile’s optimal climate allows for sustainable practices in the vineyard, but its geography is what truly makes this country unique. Chile’s isolation, protected by the Andes Mountains to the east and the cool Pacific Ocean to the west, has allowed it to remain one of the few regions in the world where ungrafted European rootstock survived, unaffected by Phylloxera. 

Winemaking Philosophy

Ángel has been with the winery since 2007. His father was a winery supervisor, and for him, making wine is about creating an environment in which to enjoy conversations without worrying about the passage of time. 

Ángel shares the winery’s values of innovation, sustainability, and passion for wine. His hobbies, which include mountain biking, gardening, and fruit growing, reflect his love of nature. 

In 2023, Ángel was named one of the Top 100 Winemakers by The Drinks Business.

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Winery Profile
Winemaker: Ángel Marchant
Total acreage under vine: 290
Founded: 2005
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“This is fruit-forward, with red plum aromas dominating the bouquet. Flavors of berries are joined by white pepper. It has enough freshness to make the wine as easy-sipper. – (Best Buy) — acclaim for 2022 Root:1 Carmenere from Wine Enthusiast, Jun 2024
“For decades, the Maipo Valley has brought the world some of the best Cabernet Sauvignons for the marketplace. The winery stays true to the growing region and starting in 2016 began utilizing a 10% bleeding method to increase the concentration of the wine. This vintage comes through and delivers a wine full of compelling black fruits with hints of licorice and dried raisins. Pair it with grilled short ribs.”
— acclaim for 2019 Root:1 Cabernet Sauvignon from The Tasting Panel, Nov 2022
“Produced from a maritime-influenced grape-growing region, this wine delivers excellent and focused aromas of dried herbs and green melon. Its flavors of herbs, earth, and tart citrus, with the winery's two months of lees aging for additional weight on the palate, invite a pairing of seared sea scallops in a decadent savory cream sauce.”
— acclaim for 2021 Root:1 Sauvignon Blanc from The Tasting Panel, Nov 2022
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