Siete Perros País

Itata Valley

Just like any stray dog, our friendly Santiago come up and gradually won our hearts with his humble and resilient way of being, in the same way that the centenary vines that give birth to this wine captivated us.

Coming from dry farmed old-vines more than 100 years old which are naturally farmed in a cool area of the Itata Valley, this País, an often forgotten grape, is fermented with its wild yeasts and minimal intervention.

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Recommendations

Fresh, light and fruity, it pairs well with appetizers, Mediterranean foods and stews. Serve between 52°F and 57°F.

Wine

100% Organic País from Guarilihue Alto, a cool area of the Itata Valley. Made with naturally farmed grapes from ungrafted old vines more than 100 years old. Dry-farmed, with no irrigation, using the help of horses and without the use of any pesticides. Fermented with its native yeasts and aged in stainless steel. Not filtered, and no sulfites or additives used at any stage.

Vinyard

Checura sector in the Guarilihue/Coelemu zone, Itata Valley – This is the highest sector of Guarilihue,. Vineyard located approximately 18 miles from the Pacific Ocean with Old Vines more than 100 years old. Planted over highly decomposed granite and quartz soils and south sun exposure, with head-pruned (or “goblet”) vines.

Viticulture

Noncertified organic farming, focusing on giving maximum autonomy to the field and to amplifying the existing life in the ground and subsoil, to intervene as little as possible. No use of pesticides or chemical additives. Due the head-pruned vines, no machine or truck is used – all field work is made with the help of horses.

Winemaking

Manual harvesting, at its ideal maturity and seeking to avoid over-ripening. Fermentation with native yeasts, short maceration and controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Not filtered and no additives or sulfites used at any stage.

Aging

No use of oak. 100% aged in in stainless steel tanks for approximately 9 months. No forced stabilization, fining or clarification.

Winemaker

Luca Hodgkinson. He was born and raised in Priorat, Catalonia. Master in Bordeaux, has intentionally unlearned much of what he had learned academically.

Responsible for the organic conversion of François Lurton’s vineyards in Chile and Argentina, he currently advises various sincere wine projects in Chile.

Technical Data

Production: 3,054 bottles
% Vol. 13%
Total Acidity: 2.43 g/l
Volatile Acidity: 0.63 g/l
pH: 3.96
Free So2: 07 ppm
Total So2: 14 ppm

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Factsheet Casalibre Siete Perros País 2021

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