Tunquen


Tunquen was started in 2010 by a Brazilian couple, Marco Attilio and Angela Mochi. They met more than 20 years ago, when they attended classes at the UNICAMP Faculty of Food Engineering, in Brazil. They eventually built a restaurant, wine shop, and a wine import company before deciding to move to Chile to start their winery. They produce cool climate coastal wines from the Casablanca Valley and create wines that reflect their own individual personality. They craft unique, un-manipulated, multi-layered and complex wines that speak to the terroir and the purity of the varietal. They strive to let the wines shine on their own through the use of neutral oak and indigenous yeast. They have their hands in every part of the process from vineyard to bottling, and produce very limited batches so they can ensure the quality and complexity of the finished wine. The sustainable focused and eco-minded couple live in a refurbished, recycled 40ft old insulated shipping container on their 5 acre property. The wine storage and barrel room are also in these containers, with hopes in the future to build a winery and a small tasting room out of this re-usable resource. They are proud members of MOVI.

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TUNQUEN SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012

Tunquen Sauvignon Blanc 2012

This hand harvested, 100% Sauvignon Blanc is picked from 2 parcels of a single vineyard. The wine is stainless steel fermented and aged. It shows notes of lime, clementine, orange peel, and sweet pea with an underlying mineral backbone of flint and dust. White flowers on the nose, soft and supple on the mid-palate, from generous lees stirring, and a refreshing crisp finish.

TUNQUEN PINOT NOIR 2011

Tunquen Pinot Noir 2011

This hand harvested, 100% Pinot Noir is from a single vineyard in the western part of the Casablanca Valley. The wine is 90% de-stemmed with 10% whole cluster and is cold soaked to have a gentle fermentation. The wine shows crushed strawberry and macerated cherries with notes of sage, clove, cinnamon, blueberry, clay, cola nut, candy apple, and caramel. A bright fruit driven wine that leads into a soft, round mid-palate with a light earthy finish backed by elegant tannins.

TUNQUEN MALBEC 2012

Tunquen Malbec 2012

This hand harvested, 100% Malbec is from a single vineyard in the western part of the Casablanca Valley. The wine went through a double hand selection and is all de-stemmed and is non-filtered. The wine has a bright purple hue with lifted notes of blueberry, boysenberry, and rose petals that leads to a soft, full mouth coating mid palate. It finishes with wet bark, mushroom, and light notes of baking spices and vanilla. Smooth, elegant, with plenty of depth and length.

TUNQUEN SYRAH 2012

Tunquen Syrah 2012

This hand harvested, 100% Syrah is from a single vineyard in the western part of the Casablanca Valley. The wine went through a double hand selection and is all de-stemmed. The wine is fresh and vibrant showing notes of raspberry and blackberry with an underlying clay texture that leads into a long, smooth finish.

TUNQUEN CABERNET FRANC 2012

Tunquen Cabernet Franc 2012

This hand harvested, 100% Cabernet Franc is from a single vineyard in Casablanca. The wine went through a double hand selection and is all de-stemmed and is non-filtered. The wine is a dark, rich, dense, and has an intense color with gamey and herbal notes combined with turned forest floor and crushed dry leaves that is complemented by plum, cassis, anise and wild strawberry. Very classic old world style with a nod to Chinon.