Chile/Argentina
>>ROBERTO HENRIQUEZ, ITATA, bío bío

A humble Pais (Listan Prieto) grape which is nowhere to be found in Europe (except for phylloxera free Tenerife), is at the very heart of the revival of this estate.

Roberto works in the most traditional way, making pure and expressive wines in true Chilean context. He cultivates 3 hectares of 150-200 years old Pais vines to the south of the Bio-Bio river, near Nacimento. The soils in the area are mostly granitic, partially alluvial with proportion of clay and sand. Biodynamically farmed grapes are foot trodden and whole cluster fermented in open top, wooden lagares (locally called rauli). The wine is aged in pipas – large, old barrels which lend the name (pipeño) to both: method of production and to the rustic, yet extremely elegant style of wine.

The grapes for his characterful white come from the head pruned, old vine plots of Corinto (Chasselas), Muscat of Alexandria and Semillon in the southern, coastal part of Itata, where red granite soil predominates. The juice is fermented with natural yeast and the wine remains in contact with the skins for approximately three months.

Variety

 

 

2017  Rivera del Notro red, GV: Pais

2017  Rivera del Notro white, GV: Corinto, Muscat of Alexandria, Semillon

 

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>>ZORZAL WINES, TUPUNGATO, MENDOZA, ARGENTINA

NEW

Founded in 2008 to promote the un-explored wine region of Gualtallary. The project is benefitting from investment in the best equipment and team possible. This new project is based on traditional winemaking, with medium scale production. Juan Pablo Michelini is responsible for the core of the concept, which revolves around majority of work being done in the vineyards. This combined with minimal intervention winemaking, best reflects the Gualtallary terroir.

Gualtallary is a remote place in the pre Andes, located in the Tupungato Department in the Northernmost sector of the Uco Valley in Mendoza.  It is the highest altitude zone in the region, 1,200 to 1,600m above the sea level.

It has alluvial, primarily sandy soils with calcareous deposit and sectors with a presence of smooth round granitic riverbed stones, covered by calcium carbonate.

The wines have lively, slightly austere profile, reflecting the soils and the altitude of the area.

Variety

 

 

2018  Zorzal Terroir Unico Chardonnay, GV: Chardonnay

2018  Zorzal Terroir Unico Sauvignon Blanc, GV: Sauvignon Blanc

2015  Zorzal Eggo Blanc de Cal, GV: Sauvignon Blanc; Vines at an altitude of 1,200-1,450m

2017  Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec, GV: Malbec

2017  Zorzal Terroir Unico Pinot Noir, GV: Pinot Noir

2016  Zorzal Eggo Bonaparte, GV: 60 years old Bonarda

2017  Zorzal Eggo Filoso Pinot Noir, GV: Pinot Noir

2017  Zorzal Eggo Franco Cabernet Franc, GV: Cabernet Franc

2016  Zorzal Eggo Tinto de Tiza Malbec, GV: Malbec

2013  Zorzal Field Blend, GV: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec

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