Rogue Vine Tinto 'Grand Itata' Itata Valley 2018Regular price $22 Save $-22.00
Led by Leo Erazo (Altos Las Hormigas, Mendoza) and his partner Justin Decker, Rogue Vine produces terroir-reflective wines from two subregions of Chile’s Itata Valley. Here, vineyards are mostly dry-farmed and bush-trained, with some plants even boasting an age of 100+ years. The duo implements simple and honest winemaking practices, including the use of native yeasts, old barrels, and minimal sulfur upon bottling. This Cinsault dominant (95%) blend is produced from hand-harvested organic fruit grown in Paleozoic granitic soils. The wine is native yeast fermented and aged in concrete, leading to a lifted and luscious wine noted with flavors of raspberry, rose petals, strawberry jam, and earth.