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Grand Itata Tinto Cinsaut

Rogue Vine, Grand Itata Tinto Cinsaut 2015

R345

83 in stock

Notes

'Who needs oak when you’ve got granite soils? This blend of Cinsaut with 5% País is fresh and beautifully structured with notes of wild Mediterranean herbs, raspberry and ginger spice.' – Decanter, 94/100

‘The red 2015 Grand Itata is a blend of Cinsaut and some País mixed in the field from a low-yielding, healthy vintage. The vineyard was planted in 1960 with head-pruned, organically farmed vines on granite soils. It fermented in small, 1,500-liter concrete vats with natural yeasts where the wine was kept for one year. It's quite earthy and with lots of spices (clove), a little rustic. The palate is quite tasty, also a little rustic with some dusty tannins, in need of some food, with which it should be quite versatile.’ – The Wine Advocate 90/100

'This concrete-fermented Cinsaut with 5% Pais is a beautifully structured red. Effortlessly complex.' – Tim Atkin, 94/100

About Rogue Vine:
‘Rogue Vine is the personal project of Leo Erazo (Altos las Hormigas, A los Viñateros Bravos) and Justin Decker in Itata where they work with old vines planted with traditional varieties. Everything ferments with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats. The wines have been improving, with more focus and showing more and more the character provided by the granite soils where the vineyards are located, but this year I clearly preferred the whites. It remains quite a small operation, with some 9,500 bottles in total.’

'Who needs oak when you’ve got granite soils? This blend of Cinsaut with 5% País is fresh and beautifully structured with notes of wild Mediterranean herbs, raspberry and ginger spice.' – Decanter, 94/100

‘The red 2015 Grand Itata is a blend of Cinsaut and some País mixed in the field from a low-yielding, healthy vintage. The vineyard was planted in 1960 with head-pruned, organically farmed vines on granite soils. It fermented in small, 1,500-liter concrete vats with natural yeasts where the wine was kept for one year. It's quite earthy and with lots of spices (clove), a little rustic. The palate is quite tasty, also a little rustic with some dusty tannins, in need of some food, with which it should be quite versatile.’ – The Wine Advocate 90/100

'This concrete-fermented Cinsaut with 5% Pais is a beautifully structured red. Effortlessly complex.' – Tim Atkin, 94/100

About Rogue Vine:
‘Rogue Vine is the personal project of Leo Erazo (Altos las Hormigas, A los Viñateros Bravos) and Justin Decker in Itata where they work with old vines planted with traditional varieties. Everything ferments with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats. The wines have been improving, with more focus and showing more and more the character provided by the granite soils where the vineyards are located, but this year I clearly preferred the whites. It remains quite a small operation, with some 9,500 bottles in total.’

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Country

CL

Region

Itata Valley

Style

Red

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