Roberto Henriquez Pais Verde 2021
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Roberto Henríquez is yet another studious voice in this exciting movement in Chilean wine farming. A native of Concepción, worked with winemakers in Canada and South Africa, but it was in the Loire Valley with Rene Mosse where the bug bit hard, and he gained a new perspective on winemaking and progressive organic and biodynamic farming.
The minimalistic “Pipeño” methods of the original winemakers of Chile felt intuitive to the winemaking style he had adopted, and the rest of his story is pure progression in the pursuit of wines in a true Chilean context. His work is focused in the Bio Bio Valley, with long term fermage agreements with farmers tending some of the region's oldest vineyards.
“Pais Verde” comes from a unique, sandy parcel nearly at the shores of the Bio Bio river.
The wine is light in color, ethereal and beautifully high toned. A faint, “campari-like” herbaceous bitterness keeping it savory and dangerously refreshing. A personal fave. Serve with a light chill. - Bruno