Pedro Parra Pencopolitano 2017

Pedro Parra Pencopolitano 2017

 

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Pedro Parra
Pencopolitano 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Itata Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 67% Cinsault, 33% Pais

The wine has lifted aromas and is well-balanced with vibrant acidity, red fruits and soft tannins. The minerality from the granitic soils carries through from the nose to the long finish.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 93 2017
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Vineyards:

The ‘Pencopolitano’, (a term for someone who comes from Pedro’s native city of Concepción), is a blend made of Cinsault and Pais sourced from several old vineyards in the towns of Guarilihue and Portezuelo. The old vines are planted on extremely rocky quartzic granite and are dry-farmed.

Vinification:

Thirty percent whole bunch was used and fermentation took place with natural yeasts in concrete vats and open top stainless-steel tanks. During fermentation, quick pump overs took place twice a day. The wine was then aged in a mix of untoasted oak tanks, foudre and concrete vats for 12 months.

Tasting Notes:

The wine has lifted aromas and is well-balanced with vibrant acidity, red fruits and soft tannins. The minerality from the granitic soils carries through from the nose to the long finish.

Robert Parker (RP) : 93 Points (2017)
There is a big change in the 2017 Pencopolitano, which is now from four different vineyards in Guarilihue (where he sources Cinsault) and Portezuelo (where he gets his País). This is fermented with some full clusters, depending on the year, and matured in untoasted foudres. Carignan has disappeared from the blend, which is now 67% Cinsault and 33% País. The aim is minerality and drinkability, using grapes grown on quartz-rich soils (of course, granite-based) that express the character of Itata, as the blend no longer has grapes from elsewhere like it did in the past. It smells of wild herbs and flowers, with a light to medium palate and very good freshness. This could very well be a different wine from the 2015, with grip and length. 11,267 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2018.

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Pedro Parra Pencopolitano 2017 Reviewed by Robert Parker 12-04-2020 . Score: 4.5