Kiñe represents the visionary and innovative spirit of Viña El Principal. Launched in 2014 this is the first wine from the New World produced from the white variety Verdejo, originally from the Rueda region of Spain.
The name Kiñe comes from the word for ‘one’ in Mapudungun, the language of Chile’s indigenous Mapuche people. It means ‘first’ or ‘unique,’ characteristics that fully express the distinctive and exceptional nature of this wine crafted with a pioneer grape in Chile.
Vineyard Altitude: 790 msnm. Soil Texture: Alluvial origin / Franco sandy. Climate: sub humid Mediterranean with big influence of the Andes Mountains. Thermal Oscillation: between 18° y 22°C Conduction System: High density espalier. Pruning: Guyot Doble. Yield of Vineyard: 5.500 kg/ha. Cool Maceration: (8ºC) 6 hours. Alcoholic Fermentation: 24 days Barrel Aging: 8 months, French oak. Batonage: 6 months Blend: 100% Verdejo