Viña González Bastías - País en Tinaja, Maule, Chile (2020)
Bright, medium deep ruby colour. Aromas and flavours of plums, wild raspberry, and blueberry with slight floral notes. Balanced acidity, medium-bodied, and a long finish.
Made from 100% País grapes, handpicked from ancient vines grown in river bed and granitic soils on the banks of the Maule River. The vines are on original rootstock, head/goblet trained, and receive no irrigation. The vineyards are organic and free from all pesticides and herbicides.
Crushing/de-stemming is by hand using a "Zarada de Coligùe" (horizontal bamboo sticks), and fermentation is in open fermenters using native yeasts. Manual punch downs - 5-7 times per day - and no pressing after the fermentation is complete (only free-run juice).
The wine is aged for 12 months in an ancient - over 300 years old - clay amphora. The wine is bottled by hand, with no filtration.