The Liguai estate, exclusive source of Pérez Cruz wines and home to the winery, is located in the Maipo Valley’s “Maipo-Andes” subregion, nestled against the mountain foothills between 1,450 and 1,700 foot elevations. Chaski is the Inca word for the messengers that carried correspondence throughout the empire. The ruins of one of the stone houses the Chaskis used was found on the hill the estate lies on. One of the last lots to be harvested, the grapes for Chaski Petit Verdot were hand-picked during the second week of May, when the grapes had reached their peak ripeness for optimal tannins and varietal aromas. The elegant, complex aromas greet you with garrigue, notes of red fruits, cardamom, oolong tea, tobacco, and black pepper. It is well structured, fresh, and nicely balanced on the palate, with a particular graphite, mineral note. The tannins are soft, and the wine ends with a long, lingering finish.