This wine comes from 150 year old bush vines, on volcanic, basalt rock and little Granite soil. Managed as naturally as possible, without irrigation, and on their own rootstocks. All vineyard work is carried out by hand. There is a temperate mediterranean climate, rainy winters and dry, warm summers. País is the second most-planted grape variety in Chile. DNA tests have traced its roots to Listan Prieto, a grape indigenous to the Canary Islands, which was brought over to the Americas by Spanish missionaries in the mid-16th century.
This is a delightfully rustic red, with aromas of herbs and wild fruits and a sprinkle of spices. The texture on the palate is taut, with bright acidity and tannins.