Pais (aka “Mission”) first came to Chile as raisins onboard Spanish ships in the 1600’s, and vineyards were planted from the raisin seeds to make wine for Catholic mass. Some of these age old vineyards have survived since colonial times and now form the background of “Pipeno,” which over the last century is the Chile what Beaujolais is to France – fresh, fruity, everyday wine for the masses. This example is sourced from old vines in three organically farmed Maule Valley vineyard sites. Winemaking is as natural as it gets in order to showcase this historical grape in the most pure context possible.
“Brilliant ruby. Raspberry and cherry liqueur, Asian spices and pungent flowers on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering lively red fruit and spicecake flavors that show excellent clarity and tangy cut. The floral note comes back strong on a very long, penetrating finish that shows just a hint of silky tannins. This delicious, exuberant wine, which reminds me of a top-quality Beaujolais, is ridiculously easy to drink.” – Josh Reynolds, Vinous Feb. 2017