Viña González Bastias, "Matorral" País
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Viña González Bastias, "Matorral" País - 2017

Item # 39014 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.

Tasting Notes

A wild, earthy País that is a stand out wine from Chile. Made from old vines that give depth and complexity.

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Staff Pick Notes

The Natural Wine frontier is in Chile now, and its aesthetic is slowly transforming what was once a very industrial wine producing country. País has been trumpeted as the Chilean Gamay, but it can make a couple of different styles of wine. Here because of very old vines and some used oak wood aging, the palette is a bit more broad and structured than I was expecting. A very aromatic nose of wild brush and eucalyptus really drew me in and keeps me coming back for more. The fruit is dark and intense, the tannins add structure, and the finish is smooth and dry. A wonderful pairing with fresh ripe goat's milk cheese.


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