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Vina Maitia 'Pipeno' Pais/Carignan 2018
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Vina Maitia 'Pipeno' Pais/Carignan 2018

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Wine Advocate 91-93
"“The aromatic 2018 Aupa Pipeño is a blend of 90% País and 10% Carignan, a light, balsamic and herbal red, very easy to drink, a little lighter and perhaps fresher given the lower percentage of Carignan and the conditions of the year. It has enough grip, with fine tannins to stand up to food. The wine is nicely balanced, in the style of 2016 or 2014, with moderate alcohol and clean flavors.” – ... read more
Item ID: #33680
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Size: 750mL (wine)

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Wine Advocate 91-93
"“The aromatic 2018 Aupa Pipeño is a blend of 90% País and 10% Carignan, a light, balsamic and herbal red, very easy to drink, a little lighter and perhaps fresher given the lower percentage of Carignan and the conditions of the year. It has enough grip, with fine tannins to stand up to food. The wine is nicely balanced, in the style of 2016 or 2014, with moderate alcohol and clean flavors.” – Luis Gutiérrez, WA 91-93 Points"

The Wine
-80% Pais, 20% Carignan
-Vineyards planted in 1895
-Native yeast fermentation
-Ancestral ‘Pipeno’ winemaking process relies on a short fermentation and aging process

Pipeño is the traditional method of winemaking in Chile, which dates back to the late 16th century. The Aupa Pipeño from Viña Maitia is an old school blend of 80% País (aka Mission/Listan Negro/Criolla Grande) and 20% Carignan from a 10 hectare, 120-year-old, dry farmed vineyard in the Maule Valley of Chile. This valley benefits from a Mediterranean-like climate where high temperatures in the summer are cooled by the breeze from the Humboldt Current in the Pacific Ocean. Pipeño is a very rustic wine, especially when produced with País, a sacramental grape which was the first grape planted in the Americas, brought here by the Spanish. The País grapes are removed from the clusters manually by being hit over a zaranda, a metal grid that acts as destemmer and press, to a traditional concrete vat, where a natural yeast fermentation takes place. The Carignan is fermented with whole clusters, and then the blend is aged briefly in concrete before bottling into flint glass at a 12.9% ABV with small amounts of sulfur.

The Estate

Frenchman David Marcel is the producer and winemaker of Viña Maitia with his Chilean wife Loreto in the Maule Valley of Chile. Marcel comes from the French Basque Country and has been involved with wine in Chile for a long time. He was one of the first winemakers in Chile to succeed in the production of quality, craft Pipeño starting with the 2013 vintage, and a Carignan called Weon starting in 2016. The combination of the traditional production method and the traditional grape varieties lead to a very unique, herbal, and quaffable wines that are incredible values. Aupa!

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Frenchman David Marcel is the producer and winemaker of Aupa with his Chilean wife Loreto. Marcel comes from the French Basque Country and has been involved with wine in Chile for a long time. He was one of the first winemakers in Chile to succeed in the production of quality, craft Pipeño starting with the 2013 vintage. The combination of the traditional production method and the traditional grape varieties lead to a very unique, herbal, and quaffable wine that is an incredible value. Aupa!

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