Criolla Chica

San Juan

2021 Also Available! 

100% Criolla Chica from 80 year old vines that are mixed between three parcels within the estate. A majority of the grapes are destemmed but 30% are kept whole cluster. Grapes are fermented separately depending on their parcel in 1,000- 2,000L concrete eggs. Fermentation is spontaneous without temperature control on the lees. Maceration lasts between 25-35 days with low extraction. The wine ages in concrete eggs for eight months.

93 points
"The 2022 Criolla was produced with Criolla Chica, or Listán Prieto, grapes from three vineyards that fermented and matured separately in 2,000- and 3,000-liter concrete vats for eight months. It's a pale, aromatic and light red, expressive, clean and floral with a medium-bodied, elegant palate with finesse and an ethereal quality, with some grip from the very fine tannins that also give it a dry, chalky finish. It has moderate alcohol, 13%, and ripeness with very good freshness, acidity and especially balance. 5,700 bottles were filled October 2022."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
Nov 30, 2022

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País (Mission)
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