2021 Pedro Parra y Familia "Vinista" Pais, Itata Valley, Chile
ABOUT THIS WINE
100% dry farmed Pais from 100 year old vines grown on basalt and granittic soils in the Ñipas and Guarilihue sub-zones. 30% whole cluster fermentation with native yeasts. Intense structure and depth to this Pais juice! Great food wine too. Pair with Mediterranean, Spanish tapas, Greek meze, fatty fish, duck, chicken or goose, as well as mushrooms or simple grilled vegetable dishes.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
“Pedro Parra y Familia was born in my head many years ago, but it was only after 15 years as a consultant, traveling and working all around, I felt mature enough to begin. The main idea was always the same; make pure terroir wines from Granite soils. Make wines I like to drink, and be free to select and create from several granitic terroirs. But more important, the idea is to start something that I can share with my family, my wife Camila, and my kids Diego, Felipe and Colomba. The place was also simple; Home. Today, locations as Guarilihue, Cauquenes, Florida, Ranquil, Rere, San Rosendo, all them between ITATA and BIO BIO, are still not well known in the world. They make me think to places I love, like Galicia, Barolo, Morgon, places who were old in tradition, but unknown to the world few years ago. With my project, I hope to help all those brave vignerons that protected for more than 200 years their vines, against the industrial forest companies, against politicians, against the big wine industries who abuse of them paying them almost zero for their best grapes. And I dream to see those places, and my home, Concepción, becoming the wine center of the universe.” –Pedro Parra