13.5% | CHILE

The wine is super fresh and clean and is also softer, more floral, less rustic and with more finesse than the previous vintages. With raspberry and cherry liqueur flavours, it has...
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The wine is super fresh and clean and is also softer, more floral, less rustic and with more finesse than the previous vintages. With raspberry and cherry liqueur flavours, it has notes of Asian spices and flowers on its highly perfumed nose. Juicy and seamless in texture, it offers lively red fruit and spiced cake flavours on the palate. Floral notes continue on its long, persistent finish, with a hint of silky tannins.

País (aka “Mission”) first came to Chile as raisins on-board Spanish ships in the 1600’s, and vineyards were planted from the raisin seeds to make wine for Catholic mass. Some of these age old vineyards have survived since colonial times and now form the background of “Pipeno,” which over the last century is to Chile what Beaujolais is to France – fresh, fruity, everyday wine for the masses.

This example is sourced from old vines in three organically farmed Maule Valley vineyard sites. Winemaking is as natural as it gets in order to showcase this historical grape in the most pure context possible.

Pais from Portezuelo is called 2015 BC ferment ie 215 yrs before Cabernet. There was a bodega making Pais in Portezuelo in 1548. Cab Sauv was documented for the first time in 1763 near Bordeaux and the difference being 215. The name came to us during a talk in London (Imbibe Live Seminar) called “Chile before Cabernet”.

Single Ferment Series wines include fruit from more than one parcel or vineyard site and are (co-fermented) ¨in one single ferment ¨ Sometimes all the fruit does not enter the tank at same time and we simply stack on top of the fermenting tank when the next fruit is ripe — one single ferment one single wine.

For years we watched as the small farmers with whom we grow the parcel wines were forced to accept prices fixed [illegally] by agro-giants far below their costs for working the earth. So we developed Single Ferments as a dignified means of getting more of their wonderful fruit made into wine for export. The wines are affordable (21 usd) yet we still manage to pay a bonafide price to the farmers.

Ancestral farming by hand and horse. Naturally fermented with native yeasts in open top fermenters. Caps were punched down by hand. Pressing manual. No temp control (besides opening closing windows) open tank, no nada. Pinch of sulfites after Malolactic. The second fruit in the ferment was added when it is ready on top of the tank already fermenting. One continuous ferment. Aged in [very] old barrels over one winter.

92 Points - Wine Advocate

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Pais
Country
Chile
Region
Secano Interior Cauquenes
Vintage
2018
ABV %
13.5%
Organic
No
Vegan
Yes

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