RUSTIC. BALANCED. VIBRANT.
Imagine over 100-year-old vines growing wildly in a forest. 15ft ladders are used to harvest them. All of that wildness is put into this bottle.
You will find no other wine like this on the planet.
Pro tip: Extremely limited production so you better order more.
93pts - Descorchados
92pts - James Suckling
91+pts - The Wine Advocate
Never been touched by the human hand, these Pais vines grow wildly in the trees next to the vineyards. 100% organic, 100% dry-farmed, 100% wild.
Vibrant notes of red fruits, cherry, and wild strawberry with floral notes. Fresh on the palate with good balance and a long, rustic finish.
BBQ and sausage
Pais Salvaje is 100% naturally-vinified using century-old winemaking techniques, including the use of the zaranda (a structure made of sticks to destem the grape clusters). The wine goes through 30% Carbonic Maceration, is fermented with natural yeast and remains unfiltered. There is no oak used in the wine to preserve the wine’s authentic expression of terroir– the wild terroir – with honest flavors and aromas of the grape that are singular to this special place in Mingre.
Where: A wild forest in the Maule Valley, Chile
Grape: 100% Pais
Elevation: 650 feet
Age of Vines: 100 years
Alcohol : 12.5%
More about J. Bouchon
J. Bouchon is a family owned winery, with Julio Sr. and his two sons handling most day to day affairs. The are giving Pais a chance by creating blends and leaving it to shine on its own. Pais is originally from Spain, but made its way to Chile by way of Missionaries, so it is often referred to as the ‘.mission grape’. Bouchon’s over 100 year old Pais vines are grown more like a bush than the structured vines we typically see.