In 1996, when Pascal met with Baroness Philippine de Rothschild to be informed of his new position in Chile, she said: "we are sending you to the southern place of the earth".
In the Yagan language - an extinct aboriginal tribe from the southern hemisphere- Ilaia means "The southern part of the world".
This brand name is therefore the most representative word to describe Pascal's history in Chile and our Reserve line.
This is also the best way to describe the place where our vineyards come from, right in front of the impressive Andes mountain range. These vineyards, managed with passion and excellence, give birth to different wines of unique character. They are the perfect balance between the old and the new world style.
Ilaia red wines are aged for 4 months in French oak. For Ilaia white wines, the Chardonnay is fermented in French Oak for a couple of month during which time we stir the lees through the process of "batonnage". The Sauvignon Blanc is un-oaked but also kept on lees for several month prior to bottling.
The following varietals are available for Ilaia Reserva wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.