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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Pedro Parra y Familia Pencopolitano
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Pedro Parra y Familia Pencopolitano 2014

ChilePedro Parra is, quite literally, THE doctor of dirt. He has dug 25000 calicatas (soil pits) around the world and consulted for numerous wineries, including Okanagan Valley's Haywire. After many years advising others how and where to grow wines, this is his own project, based in his homeland of Concepcion, the original site of vines in Chile but long since forgotten as a wine growing region. This is a field Blend of malbec, syrah, cinsault, carignan, pais and carmenere from the red granite and fine quartz soils of six dry farmed vineyards in Itata and Cauquenes, and vines 60-100 years old. After native ferment and one year in cement and stainless, this was lightly filtered before bottling. Thick and dense on the concentrated palate, with smoked berries, dried blueberries, tobacco, roasted meats, charcoal, leather all textured with stony grip and fine peppery spice, and cut with a balsamic sappiness. Still very much in youth, this wine-of-place is still fist tight after being opened overnight. I suggest decanting and grilled lamb for current consumption, but recommend cellaring for a few years for maximum enjoyment.Tasted: 23 October 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 private wine shops Producer: Pedro Parra y FamiliaDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Blend: Malbec - Syrah - Cinsault - Carignan - Pais - CarmenereCSPC: 872762UPC: 7804654400000