Pipeño Tinto A Los Vinateros Bravos 1 Litre, Itata Coast
Tastes like: Red Fruit. Cassis. Crunchy. Funky. Mineral.
The one thing that gets us even more excited than an untamed, wild red wine like this one is when it comes IN A LITRE BOTTLE!
Winemaker Leonardo Erazo wants to make wine with "life, vibrancy, tension, freshness and joy" and this bottle lives up to the hype. The grapes come from ungrafted old vines grown on the volcanic soil of the Itata Hills and is 100% Cinsault.
The wine has 14 months maturing in local, old Rauli wood barrels wood and other than that Leonardo takes a hands-off approach; organic viticulture, wild yeasts, unfined and unfiltered, yet it's a really fun and approachable wine and a super talking point for dinner parties (or just enough for one sitting by yourself - Rhod)
The label even has a handy map on it for orientation should you pay them a visit.
CHILE - 2020 - 12.5% - 100cl
Organic - Natural - Low Intervention - Low Sulphur - Vegan - Vegetarian - 14 months in oak