Maitia Aupa Pipeño 2021

Regular price $18.00

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Winemaker: David Marcel

Appellation: Loncomilla, Maule, Chile

Grape Varieties: Pais, Carignan

This wine is a blend of 80% Pais and 20% Carignan from the southern Maule region of Chile and is made in an old style called Pipeño. The wine is light in color with bright notes of crushed raspberry, wild strawberry, and rose petals that lead into underlying hints of dried herbs, mint leaves, fennel and thyme. This fruit driven, easy drinking wine with a bit of animale has fresh acid with low tannin and can be enjoyed with a slight chill.

David Marcel arrived to Chile fresh off the boat from France as a twenty-two year old winemaker looking for opportunity.  After graduating with a wine degree from Montpelier, David worked for large wineries producing significant quantities of wine while simultaneously falling in love with his Chileño bride.  David eventually decided to make his home in Chile, and two decades later, began producing wines primarily composed of Pais and Carignan from some of Chile’s most prized heritage old vines.  David is a force and one of the most generous humans we have ever encountered.  He is not only a strong voice for Viña Maitia, but he is also a tireless advocate for the artisan winemakers of Chile and continues to lead a path for his contemporaries, typically putting himself after others.  David’s wines are understated, extremely drinkable wines of great value.

-Brazos Wine Imports