LA PODA CORTA, Curico Valley Organic
In 1991 Denis Duveau decided to sell his property, Domaine des Roches Neuves in the Loire Valley,
and went on to work as a consultant Oenologist in France, but also in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.
In 2002 he decided to make terroir-driven wines in Chile. The grape he chose to express the terroir
of the Curico valley was Carmenere, formerly a Bordeaux speciality, but which had disappeared after
the invasion of phylloxera.
In 2006, his son Grégoire moved to Chile and joined his father’s company and now operates the 45-
El Grano Chardonnay comes from the Curico Valley, an area renowned for its Mediterranean climate and arid land.
This grape has a very high quality potential, and produces a well balanced wine with good acidity. The nose is subtle and
toned down, with typical and complex aromas of hazelnuts, butter and tropical fruit. Lovely presence on the palate,
medium, with subtle fruit and brilliant natural freshness.