J. Bouchon

País Salvaje

8.77 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Maule Valley, Central Valley, Chile
País
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David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

Made from 100% Pais at an elevation of 630 feet from vines that are 120 year old. Grown 100% organic, dry-farmed & wild as you see in one of the pictures. 50% of the grapes are de-stemmed the old fashion way on a Zaranda and it goes through carbonic maceration. M+ tannins, bubble gum, strawberries, cherries, dark cherries, red rose petals & violets. The body starts light in body & style but the tannins are slightly sticky on the long finish. Very easy to drink young. 225 cases imported at a retail price of $20.

Made from 100% Pais at an elevation of 630 feet from vines that are 120 year old. Grown 100% organic, dry-farmed & wild as you see in one of the pictures. 50% of the grapes are de-stemmed the old fashion way on a Zaranda and it goes through carbonic maceration. M+ tannins, bubble gum, strawberries, cherries, dark cherries, red rose petals & violets. The body starts light in body & style but the tannins are slightly sticky on the long finish. Very easy to drink young. 225 cases imported at a retail price of $20.

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2017
Erik Nordman

Some hipster glou glou on this sunny Saturday. 150 year old un-trellised País vines that grow up into the trees and are hand harvested by ladder. Native yeasts, carbonic, unfiltered. Plenty of young, fruity strawberry banana yoghurt-y character from carbonic maceration and malolactic, fresh slightly underripe raspberries, crushed granite, a bit of dried herbs, and some wild floral character as well. Medium (+) acid, light body, barely any tannin to speak of. Serve at cellar temp. Interesting stuff; like Beaujolais Nouveau on steroids. A great example of the essence of "vin de soif."

Some hipster glou glou on this sunny Saturday. 150 year old un-trellised País vines that grow up into the trees and are hand harvested by ladder. Native yeasts, carbonic, unfiltered. Plenty of young, fruity strawberry banana yoghurt-y character from carbonic maceration and malolactic, fresh slightly underripe raspberries, crushed granite, a bit of dried herbs, and some wild floral character as well. Medium (+) acid, light body, barely any tannin to speak of. Serve at cellar temp. Interesting stuff; like Beaujolais Nouveau on steroids. A great example of the essence of "vin de soif."

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2017
Megan

Not sure about this one... puckeringly sour. Might be better with food. I just wanted 1 glass, so I Coravin’d out a bit. Will try it again with food. I do love the idea that it is totally wild!

Not sure about this one... puckeringly sour. Might be better with food. I just wanted 1 glass, so I Coravin’d out a bit. Will try it again with food. I do love the idea that it is totally wild!

Aug 10th, 2018
Stanislav Lobanov

(14.5/20) Вино с выраженным ароматом бузины, дополненным тонами ежевики и конфет. Грубые танины.

(14.5/20) Вино с выраженным ароматом бузины, дополненным тонами ежевики и конфет. Грубые танины.

Aug 24th, 2017
Will Kerner

For a sub $20 wine, this one is a winner. The varietal originates from the Canary Islands and has been grown in Chile for hundreds of years. 12.5 alcohols makes it a perfect before 5 o'clock glass ;)

For a sub $20 wine, this one is a winner. The varietal originates from the Canary Islands and has been grown in Chile for hundreds of years. 12.5 alcohols makes it a perfect before 5 o'clock glass ;)

Apr 11th, 2017
Lee Lightfoot

Lee had this 2 years ago

Lee had this 2 years ago

Apr 20th, 2017
Hai Tran

Hai had this 3 years ago

Hai had this 3 years ago

Sep 24th, 2016