The Maipo Valley of Chile is to most wine drinkers a lesser-known New World wine region. It's the frontier or the Wild West (or perhaps the 'Wild South' for that matter?). Few know that the Maipo has a 150 year heritage of winemaking, or over 7,000 acres under vine, and most certainly don't know the sub-region of Alto Maipo where Terrunyo is made in the foothills of the Andes. This is rugged country with poor soil composition and little nutrients, which causes the vines to work harder to develop the energy, sugars, and phenols in the grape. This stress is your gain as the vines generally produce fewer grapes but give more complexity to each one of them.