Geography: Central Valley, Chile
Alcohol by volume: 14.0%
Chilena is a savory and rustic red wine, brimming with dark fruit flavors and vibrant acidity.
Pais (in Chile, also known as Criolla Chica in Argentina and Mission in North America) is a red grape variety of great historical importance. It was the first Vitis vinifera grape variety to be exported from the Old World (Spain) to the New World (Mexico) in the 16th Century.
The grapes are hand-harvested in early April, destemmed and spontaneously fermented in open-top vats without temperature control, then pressed and raised in used barrels for 1 year, and an additional year in bottle (without added SO2) before release.