Chateaubriand, bone-in prime rib, roast lamb, grilled king oyster mushrooms, strong hard cheeses.
Viña Dagaz (Dagaz is a Celtic rune that means ‘the beginning of a new path’) was founded in 2015 by renowned winemaker Marco Puyo and Patricio Gomez-Barris. After many years exploring the different areas of Colchagua whilst working on behalf of other wineries Marco felt that the temperate Mediterranean climate and granitic soils of Pumanque offered a unique opportunity to create something more personal. Drawing inspiration from the granitic soils of Côtes du Rhône, Galicia and Rioja, he wanted to create something that authentically represented the terroir. The first vintage in 2016 produced Tierras de Pumanque; a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Carménère and Syrah. Today Dagaz continue to produce high quality wines showing elegant mineral characteristics and goodacidity with great structure.
The Pumanque Vineyard is located 34 km (21 miles) from the Pacific Ocean at an altitude of 238 m (781 ft) above sea level. It is planted on rolling hills and hillsides at a density of 5,263 plants per hectare and a distance of 1.9 m (6.2 ft) between rows and 1 m (3.3 ft) between plants in the same row. It was planted in 2006 and is trellised to vertical shoot position and cane pruned. The vineyard consists of 20 hectares (49 acres) of Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 ha (15 ac) of Carménère, 11 ha (27 ac) of Syrah, and 2 ha (5 ac) of Petit Verdot. The soil is granitic, with a significant presence of quartz stones in varying degrees of fragmentation. It is deep and permeable, which enables good root growth.
7 days cold soak at 8°C. Aging for 6 months in second and third use French oak barrels and followed by 12 months in untoasted 2,500ltr French oak casks. Aging for a short time in used barrels imparts subtle aromas and flavours of oak that serve only as a complement to freshness, energy and expression of the ‘terroir’ of the wine.