Root:1 Heritage Red

Root:1 Heritage Red

Wine Description

A skillful interplay of power and subtlety, Root:1's Heritage Blend brings together Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah, and Petit Verdot from the famed Maipo Valley. 

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Root:1 Winemaker Ángel Marchant
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Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Maipo Valley
Vineyard name
Trinidad Vineyard & El Suspiro Vineyard
Soil composition
Granite, brown-orange clay, volcanic dust, and light-brown loamy clay
Training method
Open Trellis
650 - 820 feet
3,500 - 4,000
10,000 - 12,000 tons
Year vineyard planted:
1999 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah) 2010 (Petit Verdot)
Harvest time:
Late April - Early May
First vintage of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Maceration length:
20 - 30
Varietal composition:
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carménère, 13% Syrah, 7% Petit Verdot
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
10 days
Fermentation temperature:
75 - 77 °F
Maceration technique:
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Type of oak:
50% French & 50% American
Length of aging before bottling:
70% of the wine ages for 10 months in 50% French 50% American Oak, 30% of the wine ages in stainless steel
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Analytical Data
pH level:
5.34 g/L
13 %
Residual sugar:
5.73 g/L
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Wine Production

Root:1 has developed and implemented five pillars of sustainability: Clean Energy, Water Conservation, Waste Management, Minimal Intervention, and Community Connection, which guide its farming and winemaking practices. 

  • Clean Energy – Root:1 uses solar power for energy, and the large-scale underground gravity cellar generates an even temperature throughout the year without air conditioning or heating. 
  • Water Conservation – The absolute minimum water necessary is used, and 100% of the process water from the winery is reused for irrigation.       
  • Minimal Intervention – Root:1 only uses interventions when necessary to protect the vine. Trichoderma, a natural fungus, is used instead of chemicals to control fungi, and products made from tea and citrus extract control botrytis.
  • Waste Management – They reuse 85% of their inorganic materials and 100% of their vineyard waste as fertilizer. 
  • Community Connection – 100% of Root:1’s production team comes from local communities in central Chile, and they support different projects with the community, including the reconstruction of the “Los Pecesitos” school after the 2010 earthquake.