Localization: Itata, South Chile, Chile
Tasting Notes: The delicate underbrush aromas of Itatas wild grass, red fruits, and a little bit of cassis are aromas and flavors that characterize this wine. A fresh wine, delicate, marked by fine-grain tannins that give a very unique structure and create a long lingering finish with a distinctive mineral character due to the volcanic soils where the old vines thrive.
The Domain: From the importer- Leonardo Erazo created “A Los Vinateros Bravos” winery in the heart of the Itata region (south of Chile). The vines of Itata thrive in a steep hills landscape without irrigation. Bush vines are very old in this region, and finding 100 years old vines is common here. The volcanic and granitic soil provide an extraordinary environment for root growth resulting in very healthy vineyards. Leonardo doesn’t interfere with the terroir to bring a strong sense of place into the bottle. Winemaking is simple, using only native yeast and cement tank for fermentation and aging.