Since the 1950s, the vinification and élevage of Mayacamas has remained remarkably consistent and our continued commitment to employ classical techniques and tools is integral to the character of these wines. The Mayacamas style begins with an early harvest to preserve acidity and encourage bright, vibrant flavors.
The wines see extended ageing in neutral oak vessels ranging in size from small barrels to large foudres—some in use since the 1920s. Finally, the wines are released only after further time in bottle, ensuring the elements coalesce into a complete wine.
This unwavering approach results in classically-styled, age-worthy wines. Because of the remarkable ability of these wines to continue to improve with decades of aging, we are committed to holding back a percentage of production for re-release in the future.