Pais Viejo (‘Old Pais’) is a wine with history. Made with Pais grapes from over 100-year-old Gobelet vines planted in the dry-farmed, coastal region of Maule.
Bright cherry color. A very juicy, fresh, light and honest wine with aromas of strawberry, wildflowers and sour cherry.
Pairs well with fish and pasta, however can also be used as an aperitif.
The 2021 Pais Viejo is from the Secano dry-farming area of Maule. Cherry red in color. The nose represents attractive, liqueur-like aromas of strawberry, sour cherry and a hint of damp earth. With fine-grained, slightly reactive tannins, it's miraculously smooth for the variety.Vinous June 2022
So successful is this wine, that its source has now been expanded to include further dryfarmed vineyards in Huerta de Maule as well as Mingre. Fresh, tangy and crunchy with juicy raspberry, wet stone and pomegranate flavours and a nip of savoury tannins.Tim Atkin April 2022
These head-trained Pais vines are planted on very old soil of granitic, sandy loam formed by Chile’s coastal mountains. Pais Viejo 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 grapes are hand harvested and fermented with native yeasts in concrete tanks to preserve the wine’s authentic expression of terroir.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Pais
- Region: Maule
- Avg Elevation: 650 feet
- Avg Age of Vines: 100 years
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Size: 12/750ml
- UPC: 835603003222