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Roberto Henriquez Tierra de Pumas Pais Secano Interior Bio 2019 750ml

SKU: 210000052614
$24.99
Organic90+

Wine Information:

Country: Chile

Region: Sur Chile

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Yumbel

Variety: Pais

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

$24.99

92 Points The other new País is the 2019 Tierra de Pumas that comes from three hectares of old vines, the 77th vineyard registered in the zone, so one of the oldest remaining vineyards in Bio-Bio and possibly all of Chile, certainly over 200 years old. The soils are a mixture of granite and quartz with some clay, and the lower parts are more sedimentary, what it's locally called Serie Santa Juana because the vineyard is quite large. This is certainly different from the rest—if it's because of the soil or not is another story, but the vinification and élevage is very similar for all. There is a note that reminds me of blood orange peel and talcum powder, intensely aromatic, almost as if it went through semi-carbonic fermentation (which it did not). When tasted next to the other four País bottlings, this is the one that stands out because it has a different character. 10,000 bottles produced.

These vines are two kilometers inland from the Bío Bío river. The granitic soil has its origins in the volcanic activity that defined the costal range called Cordillera de Nahuelbuta, which translates to "Cougar’s Land," or Tierra de Pumas in Spanish. The wine itself is appropriately named due with its complex, fruity and meaty character. Winemaker Description.

 


Grown organically and fermented with minimal intervention from 100% País (the ‘Mission grape’), this wine from Roberto Henríquez is fresh, juicy, and subtly funky, with vibrant acidity, loads of lively red fruit, and just a hint of funky earth and elegant minerality. A gorgeous lighter red! 

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