Escudo Rojo is Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chilean creation, established in 1999 by Baron Philippe's daughter Baroness Philippine de Rothschild. Escudo Roja, which means “Red Shield” in Spanish [the name Rothschild comes from the German rote schild – or “Red Shield”]. The winery stands in the middle of its own 60 hectare vineyard, located in Buin-Maipo, 45 kilometres south of the country's capital Santiago. The roots of Baron Philippe de Rothschild are in the Médoc, and Maipu has something in common with the Médoc. It is famous for its red Bordeaux varietals, in particular Cabernet Sauvignon. The mostly silt soil, over a subsoil of gravel, sand and some clay is perfect for the cultivation of these varietals, and the sunny climate brings the grapes to perfect ripeness. The vineyards are farmed organically and they have Sustainable Wine of Chile certification. Each batch of wine is tasted daily during the vinification process, determining if the wine is matured in vat or barrel. Escudo Rojo are a byword for quality and excellence, made in the great French winemaking tradition, but quintessentially Chilean!