Pedro Parra “Vinista” País, 2021
The Itata Valley, near Parra’s hometown of Concepción, is one of Chile’s most southerly wine zones. This is a very isolated area and hasn’t been explored by Chile’s wine giants. Soils are decomposed granite and most vineyards are old plantings of País and Cinsault, some of them a century old. The climate is cool, with a coastal influence. This wine is sourced from ancient bush vines and produced in a natural, transparent style: whole clusters are included during fermentation, with no oak used for aging.