Estación Yumbel Malbec is a natural, wood-aged red wine made by Estación Yumbel with the Malbec variety in the Bio Bio Valley (Chile) within the D.O. Secano Interior Yumbel.
Named after the old nearby train station, Estación Yumbel is a small winery run by Mauricio González Carreño and his family. This winery lies in Chile’s southern region, between the Andes, the Pacific and the volcano and they make wines using traditional practices introduced by the Spanish settlers.
Estación Yumbel Malbec comes from vines aged over 40 years old and planted in volcanic origin basaltic soils on the surface and granite underneath. The vines are organically cultivated, working manually with the slow development of the vine, using a hoe and avoiding chemicals and irrigation. The harvest is carried out manually and early to obtain a more acidic fruit and provide more tension and freshness.
The Estación Yumbel Malbec grapes are manually destemmed and fermentation takes place spontaneously with native yeasts and no temperature control in old wooden vats. The wine then ages in used French oak barrels for 9 months. Finally, the wine is bottled without being filtered, clarified or adding sulphur.
Estación Yumbel Malbec is the perfect way to discover a pure Chilean red wine that will take you back in time. With new aromatic and flavour profiles, for many people this is one of the best Malbecs in the country.