Zorrito Salvaje

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Appellation of Origin: Itata Valley and Maule Valley.

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Grape Variety: 50% Cinsault (Itata Valley) 50% Pais (Maule Valley).

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Alcoholic content: 13º.

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Harvesting: Hand-picked.

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Annual production: 5,333 bottles.

Tasting Notes

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Color and Appearance: Purple with red ruby highlights, clean and clear.

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Aroma: Pungent and fruity on the nose predominantly marked by red berries.

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Taste: Pleasant and easy to drink with a good amount of acidity that makes it fresh and crisp. Tannins are delicate and round. Lingering aftertaste.

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Pairing: Beef soup and stew, lamb and sweetbreads; cow cheese and chocolate.

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Recommendation: Serve at 15º.

Winemaking

  • The Cinsault is fermented spontaneously using native yeast in stainless-steel tanks while Pais grapes are fermented spontaneously using native yeast in cement tanks.
  • Spontaneous malolactic fermentation at spring temperatures.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Unpressed.
  • Settled by gravity.

Awards

 

    

National Rating

Descorchados Wine Guide: 92 points for Zorrito Salvaje 2016.
Vinau Wine Guide: 93 points for Zorrito Salvaje 2016.

International Scores

Robert Parker Wine Advocate: 91 points for Zorrito Salvaje harvest 2016.

The vineyard

80 years old dry farmed vineyard. This vineyard is worked manually and with ancient animal traction techniques without herbicides.

The main characteristics of these vineyards is their condition and their ancestral management with the old methods transferred from generation to generation. It is respect for nature and peasant work, which on a human scale, result in a quality of fruit that is the basis of a good wine.