Kidia, the new face of Chile

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 5:54 PM

Cocktail Magazine No. 18 - Peru


The new wine brand under the command of two passionate young winemakers, seeks to capture those new consumers who are starting in the world of wine.

WRITE PAOLA SUAREZ *

The Pedregal family has been linked to the wine industry since 1825, after Carlos Alberto del Pedregal arrived in Chile from Asturias, Spain, bringing with him European vines. He chose to establish the beautiful Loncomilla Valley, in the Maule Region, attracted by its excellent conditions to develop this activity. Since then, eight generations have remained dedicated to the wine business, always protecting the original traditions, and adapting to current times. This is how the company has been gradually investing in increasingly modern technologies, acquiring new properties and striving to respond dynamically to the requirements of the consumer of the 21st century.

With only two years in the international market, Kidia was premiered at the Alta Gama Winefest held at the Country Club Hotel in Lima and only two months after its entry into its premises. Due to this, Natalia Pérez, an enologist technical assistant of the line, arrived in Lima, with whom we talked about the concept of her proposal.

"This brand is born from the need to create more friendly wines, that do not resent the wood in the mouth Preserve the fruit, accompany it, do not disarm the wine, do not worry We are two winemakers, the Chief Winemaker is Rosario Domínguez , who has been in the winery for ten years, I joined two years ago, we are very young and we come from a new school, a modern enology >> Natalia tells us, with eloquent freshness and passion, having traveled the world and noticing the marked persistence in the use of wood in the wines, served to him that they summoned it to this project, where they looked for to create an intermediate line directed to a young consumer who looked for to experience new sensations.

A complete portfolio where the presence of the French barrel is part of the vision of its creation to accentuate the quality of the result where the fruit is the primary objective to capture that public hungry for learning in the culture of wine with friendly lines and great expression .

The varietal line includes expressions of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The reserve line, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Carmenere, Syrah and Chardonnay and the grand reserve line, which includes Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere.

"Our reserve line presents eighteen months of aging in French oak barrels, which if you try it, you do not think you have so many months in the barrel, you feel the fruit, the nature of the variety". I had the pleasure of trying the Reserve Merlot and it causes that effect when you enjoy it in the mouth. "

In the varietal line, which is our lowest line, we try not to use barrel because of the theme of preserving 100% fruit. Our varietal line is designed to uncover a bottle of wine and drink the full bottle. The idea is to invite the consumer to take something very simple under the varietal aromas of the grape. Then we move on to our reservation line where complexity begins. Here we work with 20% of first use barrels, 30% second use, and 50% of third use. "The objective of this mixture is to provide the wine with the power of wood with the use of first-use barrels and soften the wood with the barrel of third use, and that when complemented, none invades the fruit.The entire line reseva goes to the barrel for 18 months, French oak is used because they consider that it is much more delicate than the American barrel. "When one wants To preserve the natural aroma of wine, the only thing that works for you is the French oak. It is very delicate and in the white varieties we use them without toasting to preserve the aroma, and in the more red varieties -like the Cabernet Sauvignon- we work a little more toasting more light. We do not like intense toasting? that clearly covers the aroma of the wine. And for the grand reserve line we work with 50% and 50% first and second use barrels.

Kidia is imported by its strategic partner Adelco, in Peru. "The reception of the public has been very good, we have received very good comments from the people regarding the quality of the wine, the quality of the grape, the quality of the aromas, and the quality of the wood we are using. very well received. "

Definitely a captivating line developed with the passion and audacity of two women who fight in the competitive world of wine obtaining great and important results. //

* Wine lover