Bouchon Reserva Pais Rose (750ml)
Bouchon Family Vineyards’ history began with an adventurous young French man’s dream almost a century and a half ago. Emile Bouchon left his little home of small winegrowers in Arveyres, near Burdeos, France, to board on a ship, towards Chile in the spring of 1887. Emile came hired as a winemaker adviser and throughout many years of efforts, he was able to purchase an antique wine cellar in Colchagua Valley, turning it into one of the most prominent vineyards of that time. His children and eventually his grandson would continue his legacy. His grandson Julio studied enology in Bordeaux and expanded the Bouchon project. He fell in love with the granitic soils in the interior dry area in Maule Valley, acquiring Mingre state in 1977, a distant property, which had old dry farmed vineyards.
Today the winery is operated by the fourth generation of the Bouchon family and a team of expert viticulturalists and winemakers working on continued innovation in the vineyards and winery. They are in the process of acquiring organic certification for their vineyards and wines, though some of their vineyards are currently certified organic.
Pale salmon colour. Intense, with a wide range of aromas, from white peach to juicy bing cherries with a delicate florality. The palate is very fresh, with great nerve and elegance. Crisp and clean on the finish. Enjoy as an aperitif, with tomato bruschetta, fresh goat cheese and summery salads.
This is a dry rose made from Pais grapes from the Mingre vineyard. The vineyard is located about 45 km from the Pacific Ocean, with ancient granite soils and low clay content. The grapes are hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel.
Pais is the Chilean name for the red Spanish grape, Listán Prieto. It’s often used for making rosé wines, in the past, the focus was on bulk wine production and recently quality-minded producers are making more interesting roses as well as tart, high-tannin reds from País old vines.