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2020 Viña Maitia ‘Aupa’ Pipeño Red Wine: Central Valley, Chile

$13.99

Tasting Notes

The wine is light in color with bright notes of raspberry, cherry, and rose petals that lead into underlying hints of dried herbs, fennel seeds, oregano and thyme. This fruit driven, easy drinking wine has fresh acid and low tannin. Give this wine a little chill, and you may have found a refreshing red for those warm, summer nights!

Winery Details

David Marcel arrived to Chile fresh off the boat from France as a twenty-two year old winemaker looking for opportunity. After graduating with a wine degree from Montpelier, David worked for large wineries producing significant quantities of wine while simultaneously falling in love with his Chileño bride. David eventually decided to make his home in Chile, and two decades later, began producing wines primarily composed of Pais and Carignan from some of Chile’s most prized heritage old vines. David is a force and one of the most generous humans we have ever encountered. He is not only a strong voice for Viña Maitia, but he is also a tireless advocate for the artisan winemakers of Chile and continues to lead a path for his contemporaries, typically putting himself after others. David’s wines are understated, extremely drinkable wines of great value.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Viña Maitia

Grape(s): 80% País (AKA Listán Prieto or Mission) and 20% Carignan

Style: Red, dry

Origin: Valle del Maule, Central Valley, Chile

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested. Fermented in stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts. Minimalistic intervention.

Aging: Aged in stainless steel vats.

% ABV: 13.3%