Pedro Parra Vinista Pais 2018

Pedro Parra Vinista Pais 2018

 

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Pedro Parra
Vinista Pais 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Itata Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13°
  • Grappes : 100% Pais

An intriguing nose with wild berry, herb, spice and white pepper aromas. These aromas carry through to the palate and are complemented with refreshing acidity and fine tannins.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 91 2018
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Vineyards:

The fruit is sourced from a single vineyard located in Portezuelo in the heart of Itata. The vineyard is on a gentle slope and is 300 metres above sea level. The dry farmed vines are over 120 years old and grown on very poor granitic soils.

Vinification:

Pedro takes a minimal intervention approach to his winemaking. The grapes were hand harvested and sorted carefully at the winery. About 20% whole bunch was used, with fermentation taking place in concrete tanks and open top stainless-steel tanks, with gentle and short pump overs twice a day.

The fermentation with natural yeasts took 10 days, and this was followed by approximately 15 days of post-fermentation maceration. The wine was then transferred to untoasted foudre for 1 year and then spent 8 months in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes:

An intriguing nose with wild berry, herb, spice and white pepper aromas. These aromas carry through to the palate and are complemented with refreshing acidity and fine tannins.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2018)
A new village red produced with País grapes from different vineyards in Portezuelo (Itata), the 2018 Vinista comes from extremely old, dry-farmed vines on granite soils rich in quartz and was cropped from a dry vintage. They used 30% full clusters in the fermentation with indigenous yeasts, and it matured in 5,000-liter oak vats and 3,000-liter concrete vats for 10 to 11 months. His initial idea was to focus on Cinsault, but as he learned more about País, he decided he was ready to make his first varietal País wine. In this first vintage, he harvested before two big storms to avoid botrytis—because the País bunches often touch the ground, rain during harvest is very dangerous for the variety. This is varietal, clean and expressive. The biggest surprise is the softness of the tannins, and Parra thinks this is due to the good terroir—for País, the terroir must have good drainage and no clay. The truth is this wine is surprisingly elegant but doesn't have great complexity. 6,526 bottles were filled in March 2019.

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Pedro Parra Vinista Pais 2018 Reviewed by Tim Atkin 12-04-2020 . Score: 4.5