Javier began working at Concha y Toro in 2000 after graduating from the Catholic University of Chile. He worked with Enrique Tirado making Don Melchor in the Puente Alto winery until 2005 and then transferred to the Limarí Valley to work with Marcelo Papa on the Maycas del Limarí project.
His crush experience includes Viña Canepa (1998) and Viña Errázuriz (1999) in Chile, as well as in the Union des Producteurs de Saint-Emilion in France (1999).
Syrah is his favorite grape to work with. “It is a very noble variety and adapts extremely well to the conditions of the Limarí Valley,” he says.
The years Javier has spent working at Maycas del Limarí have turned him into a passionate fan of the valley:
“It is a simply spectacular experience to discover, day by day, the valley’s enormous vitivinicultural potential—we still do not know its limits—and to experience just how authentic and different it is with respect to the other Chilean wine regions.”