Cariñena, Huaso de Sauzal
Organic

Cariñena, Huaso de Sauzal - 2016

Item # 46049 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

Renán Cancino attempts to make his wines in a style as traditional as possible, using the tools and techniques that his ancestors did. The use of rauli, Chilean wooden barrels, and zaranda to destem the grapes is decidedly old school. This savory and earthy Cariñena sees as little intervention as possible, with native yeast, open top fermentation, and aging for 1 year in used rauli. It is then bottled without additional SO2 for further aging. Pair this dry red with braised rabbit and pine nuts.


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