The Villavicencio estate naturally forms a mini-valley within the Maule Valley, with varied types of soil and different exposures. Detailed studies of the soils using electroconductivity led to a better understanding of their composition. As well as ensuring the best match between grape variety and type of soil, it paved the way for a cultivation policy based on micro-zones, with the sole aim of achieving the highest-quality wine with the best expression of the fruit.
The grapes are monitored closely as they ripen, following a unique protocol developed by Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile, ensuring that each parcel is harvested at optimum maturity.
White grapes are harvested early in the morning in order to preserve their aromas and flavours. Each red grape variety is harvested separately.