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Pedro Parra y Familia Pencopolitanotext

Pedro Parra y Familia Pencopolitano 2015

ChileAs the name defines, this is Pedro Parra's (aka Dr. Dirt) family project, and this wine is from 45-120 years old cinsault, carignan, malbec, syrah and carmenere from Southern Chile's Itata and Maule regions, and from altitudes between 250-350m. From these red granite / sandy / quartz soils, this was individually native fermented in stainless and cement, and blended before bottling. Very reductive when first opened, so give this a lengthy decant to open up and lift off, revealing pitch, black raspberry, thorns, grippy earth and a very fine, tight minerality, finishing with a downy cassis grip. Pedro was leasing winery space until 2017; I look forward to seeing newer vintages of this wine when he was in full control of production.Tasted: 27 March 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$30.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Pedro Parra y FamiliaDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Blend: Malbec - Syrah - Cinsault - Carignan - Pais - CarménèreCSPC: 872762UPC: 7804654400000