The FANOA family vineyard enterprise is dedicated to wine production. The vineyard and cellar are both situated in the Valley of Colchagua, 8km away from the city of Santa Cruz.
FANOA, Family Narvaez Ovalle and Associates, was created in 2009, year in which we bought the plot of land to develop our project.
The vineyard has been certified organic and biodynamic (by DEMETER) as of early 2012.
Vineyards and Wines
Our vineyard practices high density plantation with the objective of yielding less fruit per plant in the pursuit of quality. The plantation distance is of 0.75*1.1 m, totaling 12.121 plants per hectare.
The varieties: Malbec, Carmenere, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Carignan, Garnacha, Syrah, Zynfandel, Mourvedre, as reds and in less quantity; Viognier and Pinot Blanc as whites. It is challenging to vinify this many varieties year on year. For this we count on small tanks, that allow for separate vinification and maintenance to better facilitate for different varieties, therefore achieving many more distinct wines every year.
In 2016, we chose 6 of our wines, that we favored in order to compose a mixture that gave birth to Seis Tintos (Six Reds), our first wine.
This blend may vary yearly, the idea being to give room to creativity and thus, every year, create a blend we like best.
FANOA Seis Tintos (Six Reds) 2016
A shiny red burgundy flavored with dried plum aroma, acid cherry, violets, dried fruit such as walnuts and hazelnuts, coupled with a slight touch of wood that leaves a persistent sensation in your mouth.
Decant 10 minutes before serving, temperature 15°C
Alcohol: 13,5 % v/v
Residual sugars: 2,31 g/L (glucose)
Total acidity: 4,78 g/L (tartaric)
Free SO2: 28 mg/L
Total SO2: 91,7 mg/L
Varieties: Carmenere, Malbec, Tempranillo, Durif, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Palmilla, Valley of Colchagua
30% of the mixture was stored in new French oak barrels for 12 months.
“All ideas that do not become ideals for you, shuts off a force within your soul. However, ideas converted into ideals, creates vital forces within you.”
Biodynamic production is a form of agriculture that employs natural resources responsibly and in absence of chemical substances, such as fertilizers, insecticides, antibiotics and hormones, among others. It considers agricultural fields as an individual, in whom the earth, the plants, the animals, the cosmos and Man together, form an organism, maintaining and improving soil fertility, upon which the sustenance of life is based. For this reason, the compost is elaborated from natural fertilizers enriched by biodynamic methods.
This method respects the environment and its biodiversity. It also includes a spiritual dimension taking both mankind and the earth into account. The latter functions according to an astronomical calendar to which the particularities of agriculture are adapted, allowing us to optimize our harvests. This harmonious process takes care of natural resources, human labor and the cosmos.
This method is based on the anthroposophical principles of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, (Kraljevic, 1861-Dornach, 1925).
One should always try to prevent mishaps which is why our production is based on these principles. In order to achieve this goal it is necessary to anticipate plausible scenarios and possess the proper knowledge to caringly provide for this living organism. This requires work.
Contrary to the “fast food culture”, biodynamic production is thinking of the long run. We strive for stable productive systems. We also autonomously produce most of our necessary supplies.
Ángeles Ovalle Raúl Narvaéz
VINEYARD AND PRODUCTION
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FANOA is a family business situated in the Valley of Colchagua.
Our family is composed of Ángeles Ovalle, Raúl Narvaez and our three children, from which the name of the company originated. (Family Narvaez Ovalle associates, FANOA)