Rogue Vine

Rogue Vine

 

Rogue Vine is a project led by Leo Erazo, who is also 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 60 years old, some older than 300. 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.

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB9011-16
Organic
Rogue Vine Super Itata Red
2014
Red blend
A blend of 33% Carignan, 33% Malbec, and 33% Syrah, all from old vines (planted between 1920-1960) grown in granitic soils. Aged in neutral... Read More
Chile

DB9009-16
Rogue Vine Grand Itata Red
2015
Cinsault
This is a blend of 95% Cinsault and 5% Pais, hand-harvested from vines planted in 1960. The whole berries are fermented with native yeast,... Read More
Chile

DB9010-16
Organic
Rogue Vine Grand Itata Blanco (White)
2016
55% Moscatel, 35% Riesling, and 10% Chardonnay from a blend of old vines in Guarilihue, Itata; the vines date back to the early 1920's in... Read More Chile