Viña Maitia Itzal VV
Valle del Muale, Chile
When David Marcel (vigneron) and Loreta Garau (enologist) purchased their land in the Mauale Valley they also found old plantings of Pais and took it as an opportunity to make wines that tell a story of time and place. The married team practice natural techniques in their vineyard, including dry-farming made possible by the heavy winter rains this region experiences. This wine is a light, dry and juicy with notes of ripe raspberry, cranberry and a little earthiness. Drink it chilled with steak.