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Pais Salvaje White, J Bouchon

Pais Salvaje White

Description

It all began towards the end of the 19th century when a young viticulturalist from France named Emile Bouchon settled in Chile. Since that time four generations of the Bouchon family have been creating wines in the Maule Valley. Current incumbent Julio Bouchon and his children carry on the family tradition of creatng distinctive, terroir-driven wines including the celebrated Pais Salvaje (Wild Pais), which is grown in a forest from self-seeded vines over 100 years old, and requires hand harvesting on ladders, some of which are 5 metres tall. The yield is understandably very low.

The wine is wild-fermented with minimum temperature control, and kept in clay amphora which accentuates micro-oxygenation and complexity. Finally, the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

In the glass, the wine is a golden copper colour with notes of orchard fruits including pear and apple with a zesty white pepper and savoury, complex finish.

This wine is ideal with pork, veal, chicken or dishes with a cream sauce.

£18.95

Quantity Available: 1

Product Code: S8440

Country
Chile
Region
Maule Valley
Vintage
2021
Alcohol Volume
11.5%
Bottle Size
75cl
Closure Type
natural cork
Vegan
YES

Producer Details

Bouchon history begins with an adventurous young French man’s dream almost a century and a half ago. Emile Bouchon left his little home of small winegrowers in France, to board on a ship, towards Chile in the spring of 1887. Emile came as a winemaker adviser and after many years of hard work, he created his own wine cellar in Colchagua Valley, that his family continue to this day.

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