2021 Cacique Maravilla Chacoli Pet Nat Rose, Yumbel, Chile
The name Chacoli is a reference to the process in which the wine is made, very much like the Txakolis of old in the Basque Country. Made similarly to the Gutiflower Petnat, this is a Rosé of Pais dry farmed and grown organically. It is hand harvested, destemmed, skin macerated for 1 day (for color) then the free run juice is transferred into fiber glass tanks using gravity where it remains for 2 months before being bottled without filtering, fining, disgorging, or sulfur.
Manuel Moraga and his family live just outside of Yumbel in the Bio Bio River Valley of Chile. They are the seventh generation to look after their 80 hectare farm, 16 of which under vine. All vines are dry farmed, organically and characterized by its soils of "trumao" (volcanic sand formed by redeposited ash). Their vineyard was the 33rd
registered vineyard in the history of Chile which speaks for just how old some of their vines are. In the winery all of the work is done manually meaning no destemmer, only "zaranda" (traditional bamboo screen); no presses, only free run juice; no pumps, only gravity. In addition, the wines are made naturally without using any type of oenological products, including sulphur