Cinsault/Pais 'Pencopolitano', Pedro Parra
“Pencopolitano comes from PENCO, an old spanish enclave where the City of Concepción was established for more than 250 years. It was totally destroyed by the big Tsunami of 1758. PENCOPOLITANO means citizen of Concepcion, my city, Capital of the Itata Valley and terroir for all of my wines.” –Pedro Parra
Aged in untoasted foudres and cement tanks for one year, then eight months elevage in bottle. 1,100 cases produced.
Blend - Itata
Press & Reviews
“From four different vineyards in Guarilihue (where he sources Cinsault) and Portezuelo (where he gets his País). This is fermented with some full clusters, depending on the year, and matured in untoasted foudres. Carignan has disappeared from the blend, which is now 67% Cinsault and 33% País. The aim is minerality and drinkability, using grapes grown on quartz-rich soils (of course, granite-based) that express the character of Itata, as the blend no longer has grapes from elsewhere like it did in the past. It smells of wild herbs and flowers, with a light to medium palate and very good freshness. This could very well be a different wine from the 2015, with grip and length. 1,100 cases produced.” –Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate