2016 Vinateros Bravos Valle del Itata Granitico Blanco
Leonardo Erazo created “A Los Vinateros Bravos” winery in the heart of the Itata region in the south of Chile. The vines of Itata thrive in this steep hilly landscape without irrigation. Bush vines are very old in this region, and finding 100 year-old vines is common here. The volcanic and granitic soil provide an extraordinary environment for root growth resulting in very healthy vineyards. Leonardo doesn’t interfere with the terroir in order to bring a strong sense of place into the bottle. Winemaking is simple, using only native yeast and cement tank for fermentation and aging. These are authentic wines, full of life, vibrancy, tension, and freshnes.
The wine is the expression of a field blend of about 60% Muscatel and 40% Semillon. This is an artisanal wine from start to finish. The wine shows bright fresh stone fruits (peach), floral notes (orange blossom) and citrus fruits (grapefruit). The wine has a persistent finish with a slight salinity reflection of proximity of the Pacific Ocean. The granite soil is responsible for the bright acid, and mineral notes in the wine.