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País Franco - 2021

These ancient, own-rooted País vines are 800 meters from the Bío Bío river in a dry river bed that used to hold the river. The soil is especially unique with an alluvial top-layer over black, sandy (basaltic) soils. This is “País Franco”—as in piè franco—meaning the vine is ungrafted like most of Henriquez’s vines, but the name also draws attention to how this cuvée is one of the most honest, pure and frank versions of the variety available.

  • Brand: Roberto Henriquez
  • Region:Itata
  • Sub-Region:Bio Bio Valley
  • Varietal:País
  • Color:Red
  • Alcohol:12.0%
  • Size:750ml

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  • Country:Chile
  • Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
  • Soil:granitic soils
  • Vineyard Size:1 ha
  • Vine Age (year planted):200+ years old
  • Fermentation:de-stemmed / gentle crushing / wild ferment with punch-downs (no pumpovers) / no unnatural temperature control / 1 to 3 week fermentation / at dryness the freerun is separated and the skins are pressed
  • Elevage:5 months in 10-year-old oak barrels
  • Winemaker Name:Roberto Henriquez
  • Filtration:No
  • Fining:No

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