Kudaw Nativo País was born in the ancient vineyards of El Sauzal, one of the strongholds where the Chilean wine tradition endures.
The País variety came to Chile with the first Spanish religious orders, who brought it to produce wine for religious celebrations. The first plantings of this very productive variety, resistant to pests and easy to grow, were in Sauzal. Although it spread rapidly, it soon lost the battle against the more noble French varieties. The ancient vineyards have endured in areas such as Sauzal, hidden and away from the environment of Santiago and the large wineries. The País variety finds its best expression in the Sauzal area, in the Maule Valley, an interior, rainfed area on the eastern slope of the Cordillera de la Costa. The oldest vineyards of the País variety are found in this area, which in the valley are over-exploited but as we move toward the Cordillera they become small pockets of interesting wine projects.
The País grape lost the battle against the French varieties, but has endured in hidden areas, away from the large wineries.
- Varieties: País.
- Ageing: 10 months in French oak barrels used 1 to 3 times.
- Harvest: The manual harvest was carried out from March 23-25, 2015.
- Vineyard: Vineyards that are more than 150 years old located in El Sauzal (Maule Valley). Slopes of granitic, rainfed soils, with slopes between 10% and 20%.
- Alcohol content: 13% ABV.
- Colour: Brilliant ruby red.
- Nose: Very complex, aromas of red fruits such as cherries and red plums but also with earthy, herbaceous notes.
- Palate: Its good acidity makes this an alive, vibrant wine.