2020 Cacique Maravilla Naturalmente Tinto Red Blend Bio Bio Valley
Tasting Notes: This "oldschool" bottle (Manuel asked his label designer for something 'classic' and got this - so hey, we run with it.) is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 25% Pais(Cabernet planted 1999, Malbec and Pais planted in 1776), dry farmed organically on Trumau, a type of volcanic soil native to Central and Southern Chile. All grapes are hand harvested and fermented in rauli. The wine continues to age in old netural oak barriques for about 10 months before being bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with zero SO2.
Manuel Moraga and his family live just outside of Yumbel in the Bio Bio River Valley of Chile. They are the seventh generation to look after their 80 hectacre farm, 16 of which under vine. All vines are dry farmed, organically and characterized by its soils of "trumao"(volcanic sand formed by redeposited ash). Their vineyard was the 33rd registered vineyard in the history of Chile which speaks for just how old some of their wines are. In the winery all of the work is done manually, meaning no destemmer, only "zaranda"(traditional bamboo screens); no presses, only free run juice; no pumps, only gravity. In addition, the wines are many naturally without using any type of oneological products, including sulfur.
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