CHILEAN PREMIUM WINES

HISTORY


TerraNoble was founded in 1993, when visionary Jorge Elgueta decided to follow his dream of opening a vineyard focused on the production of premium wines. Setting out to develop a Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot of superior quality, he chose one of the most apt locations for the task: the Maule Valley.
That same year, the history of Chilean winemaking crossed paths with that of TerraNoble, when the already renowned French ampelographer, Jean Michel Boursiquot, discovered that a large part of Chilean Merlot was actually part of the extinct Carmenere variety; forever changing the history of Chilean winemaking.
While many vineyards changed back to proper Merlot, TerraNoble decided to learn about this lost grape, eventually transforming it into one of our most emblematic varieties.

In 2003, Elgueta passed away. Shortly thereafter, German businessman Wolf von Appen found himself drawn to the vineyard and the memories it brought back to him. The arrival of von Appen gave new life to the innovative spirit of TerraNoble, complementing the vineyard’s values of excellence and quality, for which his business ventures were already known.

In pursuit of newer, more complex typicities, with special emphasis on accentuating aspects of freshness and notes of fruit, our team took on the challenge of incorporating land in other parts of the country. This has had a direct influence on the factors of elevation (Andes) and proximity to the sea (Coast), transforming us into a multi-valley vineyard.
Our presence in Casablanca and Colchagua has presented new challenges for our team of oenologists, and awarded them more and better tools to work with in the ongoing development of our wines.
The inclusion of new varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Marselan, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Blanc has been key in the evolution and consolidation of what has characterized TerraNoble.

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