Santa Cruz de Coya, 100% Pais- bright, juicy, high acid, give it a light chill
This wine is made from 100% pure País grapes obtained from a 200 year old vineyard located in Nacimiento, in which soils are granitic intrusive (solidified magma). The vines were managed traditionally without the addition of chemical fertilizers or herbicides. There was only one Sulphur application to the fines during the growing season. Santa Cruz de Coya is the name of a village established in 1595 that was a key site of the 1598-1599 uprising that ended the Era of the Conquista. The Mapuches finally won the battle against the Spanish conquistadors.
País vines embody the culture, history, tradition and character of the Chilean terroir, and they are a driving force for the journey into winemaking for Roberto Henriquez.
"Santa Cruz de Coya is Pais (aka Mission grape), a fresh and thin-skinned grape yielding a bright, juicy, high acid red with a hint of spice and herbs on the palate. Great with a light chill. "-Andrew Farquhar