HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTES This wine preserves an old tradition from the Chilean countryside: making wine in terracotta amphorae. By doing so, Viejas Tinajas aims to produce the most natural wine possible, with minimal intervention. GRAPES AND VINES: Cinsault grapes are from Itata Valley, located in Guarilig�e, in the Coelemu district, where they still preserve ancient cultivation techniques and incorporate sustainable and traditional methods, including the use of horses as a work tool. 31-year-old vines are Goblet-trained, dry farmed and ungrafted (without using rootstock). ORIGIN: The vineyard is located 22km from the Pacifi c Ocean and 50km south of Santiago. It�s a mountainous zone with gentle hills. The vineyard is close to the ocean with a cooler climate to enhance the acidity of the Cinsault. SOIL: Descomposed granite WINEMAKING: Grapes were de-stemmed, fermented in amphorae for 15 days, undergoing carbonic maceration. It spent the winter in amphorae, then once malolactic fermentation was complete, it was bottled without fi ltering. No artifi cial enzymes or yeasts were added, except for a small quantity of sulfur dioxide to preserve the wine.
Cinsault Viejas Tinajas
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