Cinsault ‘Imaginador’, Pedro Parra
“IMAGINADOR is a wine that was in my imagination many years ago, when I discovered the great potential of Itata terroir. This wine comes from 4 different growers I source, all in the upper part of the hills, over granitic soils. All the sites were planted more than 200 years ago, with vines 45 to 70 years old, and so, the vineyard share a long history. All blocks are supposed to be Cinsault, but because of the history they all are Cinsault field blends with Muscat, Semillon, Carignan and País. They are all harvest and vinified together.” –Pedro Parra
Aged in stainless steel and cement tanks for one year, then eight months elevage in bottle. 1,300 cases produced.
Press & Reviews
There is a big change in the winemaking here starting with 2017, when Pedro Parra got his own winery and started taking a different approach to the wines. He now customizes the wines more based on the characteristics of the year, such as using between 10% and 40% full clusters in the fermentation. The 2017 Imaginador is 100% Cinsault from four old vineyards he controls in Guarilihue in Itata. The wines are never racked, and they mature in a combination of concrete vats and oak foudres. It's sharp, fresh and mineral, with an elegant nose and a palate where the acidity makes you salivate. There is a faint smoky touch on the finish, reflecting what happened that year. The nose takes some time to open up, and in this vintage, I prefer the nose. 12,924 bottles were filled in February 2018. -Luis Gutierrez