Pirca is a unique style of a wall construction, traditionally created in Chile. Pirca is made of large stones which come from the vineyard and are mixed with mud and straw. When formed, the Pirca is covered on top with a layer of tiles to protect it from the rain.
The nature of a Pirca aims to represent the influence of the terroir in these wines. The tradition and complexity found in a Pirca can be easily compared to our wines, which are the best expression of the place they come from. Handcrafted in a traditional style, it combines the best of Pascal's French winemaking with the Chilean origins of these wines.
Pirca red wines are aged for 8 months in French oak. Pirca Chardonnay is partially fermented and aged in French oak for a couple of months during which time we stir the lees through the process of "batonnage".
The following varietals are available for Pirca Gran Reserva wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Syrah, and Chardonnay.