Pais 2017
Single Ferment Series
Secano Interior Portezuelo
215 BC Ferment

23 Barrels all Cab Franc
7872 bottles filled

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The Name
Pais from Portezuelo is called 2015 BC ferment ie 215 yrs before Cabernet. There was a bodega making Pais in Portezuelo in 1548. Cab Sauv was documented for the first time in 1763 near Bordeaux and the difference being 215. Name came to us during a talk in London (Imbibe Live Seminar) called “Chile before Cabernet”.

 

The Making

  • Ancestral farming by hand and horse
  • Naturally fermented with native yeasts
  • Open top fermenters. Caps were punched down by hand. Pressing manual.
  • No temp control (besides opening closing windows) open tank, no nada
  • Pinch of sulfites after Malolactic
  • The second fruit in the ferment was added when it is ready on top of the tank already fermenting. One continuous ferment.

Includes fruit from more than one vineyard site (co-fermented) “in one single ferment”
All the fruit does not enter the tank at same time and we simply stack on top of the fermenting tank when the next fruit is ripe — one single continuous ferment

For years we watched as the small farmers with whom we grow the parcel wines were forced to accept prices fixed [illegally] by agro-giants far below their costs for working the earth. So we developed Single Ferments as a dignified means of getting more of their wonderful fruit made into wine for export. The wines are affordable (21 usd) yet we still manage to pay a bonafide price to the farmers.

The Harvest 
In 2017 when we had devastating bushfires in Chile and a clear and present pattern emerged: the only firebreaks that stopped the spread of the flames were the small green cultivated farms of the age-old vignerons.

Vital Signs
Alcohol: 12,9
pH  3,57
Acidez:  4.1
Azúcar residual: 1,59

T a s t i n g   N o t e s (other’s)

 

C r i t i c s    N o t e s

Descorchados 2017 Patricio Tapia
Pais 2016 Single Ferment Secano Interior Cauquenes 2016  – Second Salvo Ferment Sirvan este país bien fresco, para apagar la sed y aprovechar sus deliciosos sabores frutales y terrosos. Patricio Tapia – 92 Pts 

 

 

Wine Advocate Robert Parker , #250  Mayo 2017
Pais 2016 Single Ferment Secano Interior Cauquenes 2016  – Second Salvo Ferment – 91 Pts
I also tasted the second version of the single ferment País, the 2016 País. There is more freshness here, and it’s not only the year. In this second ferment they increased the amount of fruit from Truquilemu. There is a note of pencil lead, unusual acidity for País and very good freshness– 9,600 bottles filled. Luis Gutierrez

 

Wine Advocate Robert Parker , #250  Mayo 2017

Pais 2015 Single Ferment Secano Interior Cauquenes 2015  -First Salvo Ferment
The first País from Derek is simply called 2015 País, from an old vineyard. It’s a little closed at first and feels more serious with more depth and concentration than most País around. It’s subtle and harmonious, with fine tannins and good balance, with enough acidity to stand up to food and provide the backbone to develop for a few years in bottle. Luis Gutierrez – 90 Pts

Some pictures from the Single Ferment Series :

Who are you calling low hanging fruit?  Cargadora / Cinsault
#gwcocinsault
#gwcosingleferments
#gwcoharvest2020
#guarilihue
#itataprofundo #itata

Who are you calling low hanging fruit? Cargadora / Cinsault
#gwcocinsault
#gwcosingleferments
#gwcoharvest2020
#guarilihue
#itataprofundo #itata
...

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All we are saying, is give Pais a chance. #gwcopais #gwcosingleferments #gwcoharvedt2020 #gopro #goprowine

All we are saying, is give Pais a chance. #gwcopais #gwcosingleferments #gwcoharvedt2020 #gopro #goprowine ...

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Suns up, m m m, looks okay, the rain is gone and we underway... #gwcosingleferments #gwcoportezuelo #gwcosinglescinsault

Suns up, m m m, looks okay, the rain is gone and we underway... #gwcosingleferments #gwcoportezuelo #gwcosinglescinsault ...

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Harvest dew #gwcosingleferments #gwcoportezuelo #gwcosinglescinsault

Harvest dew #gwcosingleferments #gwcoportezuelo #gwcosinglescinsault ...

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More harvest dew#gwcoharvest2017 #gwcocinsault16 #gwcosingleferments

More harvest dew#gwcoharvest2017 #gwcocinsault16 #gwcosingleferments ...

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Yo saco la sault, yo saco la sault #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments #gwcosinglescinsault

Yo saco la sault, yo saco la sault #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments #gwcosinglescinsault ...

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It is a long established fact Mataró is perfectly ripe when the Quails invade, but today we discovered Cinsault is just right when ... #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault

It is a long established fact Mataró is perfectly ripe when the Quails invade, but today we discovered Cinsault is just right when ... #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault ...

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Weighing in #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments

Weighing in #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments ...

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Itata #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments

Itata #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments ...

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Pais #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais

Pais #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais ...

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Weighing in earlier in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17

Weighing in earlier in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 ...

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Cutting fruit in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17

Cutting fruit in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 ...

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Cutting Cargadora in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcocargadora #gwcoportezuelovineyard

Cutting Cargadora in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcocargadora #gwcoportezuelovineyard ...

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Cutting Cargadora earlier in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcoportezuelovineyard

Cutting Cargadora earlier in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcoportezuelovineyard ...

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Canastero in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17

Canastero in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 ...

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And another little parcel to join the same Single Ferment from Portezuelo y Guarilihue ... #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcoportezuelo

And another little parcel to join the same Single Ferment from Portezuelo y Guarilihue ... #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcoportezuelo ...

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Don Hugo canastero extraordinaire #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17

Don Hugo canastero extraordinaire #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 ...

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6192 kgs cut from three separate pieces to complement each other co-fermented in this Single Ferment Series Cinsault 2o17 #gwcocinsault17 #gwcosingleferments

6192 kgs cut from three separate pieces to complement each other co-fermented in this Single Ferment Series Cinsault 2o17 #gwcocinsault17 #gwcosingleferments ...

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Cutting earlier  #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17

Cutting earlier #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 ...

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Filling a basket with Cargadora one bunch at a time #gwcocinsault17 #gwcosingleferments

Filling a basket with Cargadora one bunch at a time #gwcocinsault17 #gwcosingleferments ...

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Up earlier for Itata today - Single Ferment Cinsault #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosingleferments #gwcosinglescinsault

Up earlier for Itata today - Single Ferment Cinsault #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosingleferments #gwcosinglescinsault ...

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Cortando Cinsault en Portezuelo... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments

Cortando Cinsault en Portezuelo... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments ...

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Lo rico de este Cinsault en Portezuelo es que la baya / berry es más chica y así concentrado #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments

Lo rico de este Cinsault en Portezuelo es que la baya / berry es más chica y así concentrado #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments ...

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Selfie / Self-portrait on Cinsault ... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments

Selfie / Self-portrait on Cinsault ... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments ...

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País in Truquilemu When Pais has a reasonable yield — rare after so many years with certain players in the trade deflating prices, it can make a wonderful bottle of wine. Here in Truqui we have the Pachamama this year #gwcopais #gwcosingleferments

País in Truquilemu When Pais has a reasonable yield — rare after so many years with certain players in the trade deflating prices, it can make a wonderful bottle of wine. Here in Truqui we have the Pachamama this year #gwcopais #gwcosingleferments ...

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Cortando Cinsault en Portezuelo — not the usual posse hence curious about the camera... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments

Cortando Cinsault en Portezuelo — not the usual posse hence curious about the camera... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments ...

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Triphenia? trifonic? The triumvirate of canasteros Dons Alvaro Raul & Hugo hauling in Syrah of all things — #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcosingleferments

Triphenia? trifonic? The triumvirate of canasteros Dons Alvaro Raul & Hugo hauling in Syrah of all things — #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcosingleferments ...

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All we are saying is give Pais a chance (Phoenix Ferment Pais) #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais

All we are saying is give Pais a chance (Phoenix Ferment Pais) #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais ...

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Your virtual harvest continues with a ride in Itata / Guarilihue from a few days ago. Your trusted carrier Raoul will again take you across, and notice the berry size much bigger here yes? (This is Cargadora or Cinsault you guessed it!) You may ask why is Raoul in Itata? He is part of the team / posse who picks each and everyday with us. Our own pickers insure only the best fruit gets on the truck. And This year it has meant less contact between people and safer conditions. The team from Puico-Sauzal have been working with minimal interaction (and social distancing) with others this year to prevent risk. #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcocinsault #gwcosingleferments

Your virtual harvest continues with a ride in Itata / Guarilihue from a few days ago. Your trusted carrier Raoul will again take you across, and notice the berry size much bigger here yes? (This is Cargadora or Cinsault you guessed it!) You may ask why is Raoul in Itata? He is part of the team / posse who picks each and everyday with us. Our own pickers insure only the best fruit gets on the truck. And This year it has meant less contact between people and safer conditions. The team from Puico-Sauzal have been working with minimal interaction (and social distancing) with others this year to prevent risk. #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcocinsault #gwcosingleferments ...

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One does not get sick of the view #gwcocinsault
#gwcosingleferments
#gwcoharvest2020
#guarilihue
#itataprofundo

One does not get sick of the view #gwcocinsault
#gwcosingleferments
#gwcoharvest2020
#guarilihue
#itataprofundo
...

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Picking Pais for Phoenix #gwcosingleferments #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcopais

Picking Pais for Phoenix #gwcosingleferments #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcopais ...

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Pais cevichado #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais

Pais cevichado #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais ...

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Maestro de taninos tocando los polifonoles en Do mayor #gwcosingleferments / Conductor of the Tannin Philharmonic playing the polyphenols in D Major

Maestro de taninos tocando los polifonoles en Do mayor #gwcosingleferments / Conductor of the Tannin Philharmonic playing the polyphenols in D Major ...

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A different slant on white: Phoenix Ferment #gwcopais #gwcosingleferments

A different slant on white: Phoenix Ferment #gwcopais #gwcosingleferments ...

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Early morning in Truqui cutting Pais — give Pais a chance #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcotruquilemu #gwcosingleferments

Early morning in Truqui cutting Pais — give Pais a chance #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcotruquilemu #gwcosingleferments ...

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Raoul  canastero — tan joven que no se dice Don.  #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcofieldcraft #gwcosingleferments

Raoul canastero — tan joven que no se dice Don. #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcofieldcraft #gwcosingleferments ...

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and the picking continued on #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcosingleferments

and the picking continued on #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcosingleferments ...

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