Rogue Vine

  • Itata, Chile
Rogue Vine

Rogue Vine is a project led by Leo Erazo— the winemaker for Altos Las Hormigas in Mendoza, Argentina— along with his partner Justin Decker. They make wines from two different subregions of the Itata Valley. All the vineyards are composed of hillside, dry-farmed bush-vines that are a minimum of sixty years old, with some older than three hundred. The soils are primarily composed of granite with a mix of clay and quartz. The winemaking is simple and employs native yeast, old barrels, no corrections, and minimal sulfur prior to bottling. Itata Valley’s viticulture is primarily practiced through horse plowing and hand farming.

Rogue Vine’s ethos is to promote the rich history of this long neglected and local farming community.

This profile and tasting notes were edited from the Brazos Wine website, along with the pictures used. For more information please visit: Brazos

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB9010-21
Organic
Rogue Vine Grand Itata Blanco (White)
2021
White Blend
Forty-five percent Moscatel, thirty percent Riesling, and twenty-five percent Semillon from a blend of old vines in Guarilihue, Itata; the...
Chile

DB9009-21
Organic
Rogue Vine Grand Itata Tinto
2021
Cinsault
This is a blend of ninety-five percent Cinsault and five percent País, hand-harvested from vines planted in 1960. The whole berries are...
Chile