A Los Viñateros Bravos - Granítico 2021
Leo Erazo started A Los Viñateros Bravos as a tribute to all of the small, brave winemakers in Chile. After receiving his degree in Agronomy and Enology from the University of Chile, Leo travelled around the world consulting with many different wine properties, focusing on soil science, geology and biodynamics. When he returned, Leo started his own project with 1.5 hectares of bush-trained vines in Itata, Chile. He began working with Pedro Parra, the world-renowned terroir specialist, who eventually became his mentor and best friend. Leo organically farms old bush vines in the steep hillsides of the Itata Valley in volcanic and granite soils. Many of his vines are over 100 years old. In the winery, all Leo's wines are fermented with native yeasts, aged in very old barrels with absolutely zero additons and only small doses of sulfur right before bottling.
The Granítico Cinsault from A Los Viñateros Bravos is dry-farmed in granite soils and hand-harvested. The wine is fermented with native yeasts in concrete, settles naturally and has a small addition of sulfur prior to bottling. This Cinsault is fresh and vibrant with an abundance of red flower, spice and red cassis fruit flavors with excellent concentration, light, dusty tannins and a refreshing finish. A real treat from a terroir-obsessed grower and winemaker.