Vina Maitia

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!

Vina Maitia 'Pipeno' Pais/Carignan 2017
Tasting Notes The wine is light in color with bright notes of raspberry, cherry, and rose petals that leads into underlying hints of dried herbs, fennel seeds, oregano and thyme. This fruit driven, easy drinking wine has fresh acid and low tannin and can even be enjoyed with a slight chill.  Wine

Vina Maitia 'Pipeno' Pais/Carignan 2016
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine Advocate 92 "The super-tasty and gulpable 2016 Aupa Pipeño is a blend of País with some 30% Carignan (and whatever is found in the old vineyards) from a slightly cooler year. It keeps the style of previous vintages with the bright red fruit and the freshness of short macerations. In the

Vina Maitia 'Pipeno' Pais/Carignan 2015
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2015 Aúpa Pipeño was already bottled and ready. It's a vintage more in line with the 2013, fresh and easy to drink, a blend of País with a very short maceration, replicating what was done before in the lagares, and some 30% Carignan kept in cement vats for some four months.