Dominio del Cuarzo

Cinsault 'Itata'

Cinsault 'Itata'

Cinsault Itata Dominio del Cuarzo
  • Cinsault
  • Single vineyard located in Guarilihue, Itata, around 1HA in size planted in 1960
  • Quarzitic, sandy, granitic soil
  • Dry farmed bush vines
  • Hand harvested
  • Fermented with indigenous yeast
  • Aged for 11 months in concrete tanks and 25% neutral 500L barrels
  • Bottled unfiltered and unfined

Info

Vintage:
2021
Country:
Chile
Region:
Bio Bio
Appellation:
Itata
Variety:
Cinsault
Color:
Red

Sizes Available

Full Bottle CL-DDC-01-21 12/750ml

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Press & Reviews

Jancis Robinson
Score
17
Date
2023-12-09
"Transparent garnet. Pale rim. Masses of grunt and stoniness here as well as raspberry fruit. Really exciting wine with current pleasure but the promise of interesting evolution. Only Itata could deliver this. GV"
Wine Advocate
Score
93
Date
2023-04-06
"The 2021 Cinsault is from a nice vintage, cool and with healthy grapes that ripened well. It comes from a 65-year-old vineyard in Guarilihue in the Secano Interior appellation on degraded sandy granite soils with lots of quartz and no clay, worked organically (but not certified) with horses. It fermented in concrete cubes and stainless steel with full clusters and native yeasts with a very soft vinification. It matured in concrete and 25% in neutral 500-liter barrels for 11 months. It has 13.5% alcohol and very good balance with freshness and acidity. It has a bright nose of wild berries and herbs, floral, clean and expressive. It's medium-bodied, has a rocky sensation in the texture, a fine thread and chalky, fine-grained tannins. 4,000 bottles were filled in February 2022."