WILD. UNICORN. JUICY & FRESH.
A truly one of a kind wine. Never been touched by the human hand, these Pais vines grow wildly in the trees next to the vineyards. White Pais clusters were discovered in these wild vines and vinified separately from the red clusters. Pais Salvaje blanco was born.
Pro tip: Extremely limited production so you better order more.
90+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. 15ft ladders are needed to harvest these grape. Salvaje translates to "wild" to pay homage to the wild vines this fruit comes from.
This is a wine of character. Copper yellow in color with fruity aromas of green apple and pear. In the mouth it is very juicy and fresh, with a long finish.
Enjoy with grilled fish, light sauced pasta or a fresh summer salad.
Pais Salvaje blanco is a wine born from a second wild discovery within J Bouchon’s Pais ‘jungle’ vines. After their first harvest of Pais Salvaje red in 2015, the 2016 harvest began and they realized that certain clusters of these wild vines were much lighter in color than others. They decided to harvest and vinify these lighter clusters separately. The wine is fermented and aged for 6 months in an ancient tinaja (clay amphora) with native yeast with no filtration.
Where: A wild forest in the Maule Valley, Chile
Grape: 100% Pais
Elevation: 630 feet
Age of Vines: 121 years
Alcohol : 12%
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.