Hacienda Los Andes
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... let me go kitting. We arrived in a little town called Vicuna and found a camping spot for the night which also had a pool. It was another quant little town with a buzzing town square and old church. The region is known for its observatories, so we arranged for a tour that night starting at 8.30pm. We both thoroughly enjoyed the tour, it was very informative (and not in a boring way) and in English, thank goodness. We looked at the stars through the large telescopes on a moonless night, ...
... we stayed at on the edge of town and wandering through the town and market. The hostel was run by a family and the uncle makes and gives lessons in shoe making. We spent one afternoon with him, designing and making our own sandals. It probably would have been cheaper to go to the shop and buy some new sandals, but we figured how many chances do we get to be able to say we made our own shoes. Only time will tell though to see if they live up to their supposed lifetime ...
... staying there (maybe 25) and many people prepared their own food for dinner and gathered around the dinner table to eat, giving it a particularly homey feeling.
The next morning we got up and got ready for our Isla Damas penguin tour. We had been told the tour depends on the weather because we go by boat, and sure enough the driver showed up and said it had been cancelled. We switched over to the Valle del Elqui tour, another popular option, so ...
2. C******nay 2012
Clear and bright. Buttery, creamy nose. Clean, integrated, soft and balanced with great minerality.
3. Viognier 2013
Clear and bright. Quite a tropical nose. Rich, creamy, medium acid and good texture.
4. Muscat 2013
Clear and bright, very floral nose. Dry, crisp, rich.
5. Carménère 2011
Vey intense. Black fruits, warm spice. Rich, intense, long, ...
... was called something macho....because I guess they were big men trees - but the "macho" turned out to be a different plant.
The atmospheric foggy mist began to clear a little bit by the time we had finished after 4 pm. When we started it was quite misty and there were no views but we could see hills covered in cactus - well, maybe not covered, but with lots of one particular type of cactus that has the fruit - copao. Astrid also ...