A field blend of País, Pink Moscatel, Cristal, Cuyana, and San Francisco from a vineyard site near Colliguay. 30-100 year old vines grown on highly mineral, clay dominant soils. Grapes are de-stemmed then macerated and co-fermented in tanned cow-hide. Ageing in cement vats. A wine we loved so much last vintage that we got as much as possible this year. Presenting right between light red and rosé, this white/red/pink-skin blend is completely it’s own thing. Highly floral and elegant with tart berries and a bit of smoke on the nose (likley from the old vine País). The palate is ripping with brilliant acid and a whack of bright, compact fruit. Their most celebrated wine and for good reason, it’s insanely tasty, what more is there to say. - Don't Worry
For Carolina Alvarado and Arturo Herrera, wine is the connection between nature and people. Founded in 2003, Herrera-Alvarado is considered the founder of the now-budding natural wine movement in Chile. Local peasant farmers, or Huasos, have always made wine for home consumption without any additives. After studying agriculture, Carolina and Arturo because very taken with these types of living wines and decided to devote themselves to making wine in this style. Winemaking in the Marga Marga valley, where their cellar is located, dates back to the 14th century. Through word of mouth, Carolina and Arturo learned from the many wine characters in the valley how to make wine in that old style. Perhaps the most unique part of traditional winemaking that they have adapted into their cellar is the use of cow leather for fermentation. Carolina and Arturo built their cellar themselves in the adobe style out of clay from their own vineyards. There is no electricity; everything is done by hand.