Roberto Henríquez País Franco Roberto Henríquez País Franco Roberto Henríquez País Franco Download PDF

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Winery Roberto Henríquez
VarietiesPaís
Farming Practicesorganic
Soilsgranite based
Trellis systemlow, small bush vines
Hectares/Acres1 ha. (8 tons/ha.)
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Year Vines Were Planted200+ years old
Yeastambient
Fermentationde-stemmed / gentle crushing / wild ferment in old oak barrels with punch-downs (no pump-overs) / no unnatural temperature control / 1 to 3 week fermentation / at dryness the free-run is separated and the skins are pressed
Maturation5 months in 10-year-old barrels
Sulfurtotal 30mg/L // small amount added at bottling
Filterno
Finingno
Alcohol11.7%
Item NoCH479
Size750ml
Bottle Case12
Country Chile
Region Bío Bío/Itata
Sub-region
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Roberto Henríquez País Franco
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These ancient, own-rooted País vines are 800 meters from the Bío Bío river in a dry river bed that used to hold the river. The soil is especially unique with an alluvial top-layer over black, sandy (basaltic) soils. This is “País Franco”—as in piè franco—meaning the vine is ungrafted like most of Henriquez’s vines, but the name also draws attention to how this cuvée is one of the most honest, pure and frank versions of the variety available.