Located in Chile’s Curico valley, the Sagrada Familia company was established in 1997 when sixteen small-scale grape producers formed a co-operative boutique winery, incorporating a total of 180 hectares of vineyards. Now a Fairtrade enterprise, the association has grown over the years while remaining committed to producing high-quality wines as well as promoting the social and economic development of the community.
Rare Red Blendis a term Wine-Searcher uses for red wines made from unusual or rarely seen combinations of grape varieties. It also proves convenient for those wines whose blend is unknown or unpublished.
Although typically complex, many rare red-wine blends do conform to certain patterns. Many are regional twists on the classic Bordeaux Blend; by adding their local signature grape to a basic Cabernet-Merlot blend, many regions have successfully broadened the appeal of their wines while maintaining a degree of regionality. In Italy, this is done with local specialties such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano and even Trentino's idiosyncratic Lagrein. In Austria it is achieved with Zweigelt or Blaufrankisch, and sometimes both.