Pipeño 2017

Winery Cacique Maravilla

Region Bío-Bío, Chile

Grapes Pais 100%
ProfileLight, red fruit, herbal, rustic. Slightly cloudy. The Pipeño style is unfined, unfiltered, and bottled just before fermentation is finished to give it a slight spritz when opened. This is the traditional way of making wine in Southern Chile for centuries, a true and true farmer wine.
Grape GrowingThese vines were planted by the winemakers ancestors seven generations ago. The vines are not cut back and grow as they do in the wild.
WinemakingA great example of minimal winemaking. This wine is made naturally without any additions other than a tiny touch of sulfur at bottling. Spontaneous fermentation, unfined, unfiltered, Fermented in open top vessels outside. This wine is incredibly stable due to its exposure to the elements during fermentation. On day 4 and 5, the wine is still vibrant, expressive, and aromatic!
More About the WineManuel has been making this style of wine his whole life, not just since the demand for natural wines has increased. In fact, this is how all seven generations of his family have made this wine.

Wine Data

Alc11.8

PH3.66

TA4.77 g/L

RS3.31 g/L

Sulfur22ppm

SoilVolcanic

Altitude80m (262ft)

Vineyard Age280 years

Case Production8333

PairingTomato based sauce, Tomatoes, Duck breast, Chicken, Cranberry based sauce, Cassoulet Cuisines: Chilean, Mexican, Peruvian, Portuguese, Sicilian, Korean, Polish

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