Gonzalez Bastias 2019 'Matorral' Pais, Maule Valley

Gonzalez Bastias 2019 'Matorral' Pais, Maule Valley

Item Number: 15720

UPC: 7-804658070001

Country: Chile
Region: Central Valley
Sub Region: Maule
Appellation/AVA: Maule Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Pais
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.7
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

Fruit Source: This 100% estate Pais is from a 200-year-old single vineyard in the Maule region. The vineyard is farmed without irrigation or the use of machines and according to biodynamic principles.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are manually harvested. The fruit is pressed by hand over bamboo zarandas into open top cement vats. The fruit is punched down for 7-10 days during fermentation. Fermentation occurs naturally with native yeast. No additives or sulfur are used. The wine matures for 12 months in old oak barrels and another 8 months in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes: Sweet notes of plum, almonds, anise, and brown sugar show on the nose with hints of pineapple sage, pine nettles, and and brown sugar lead to a smooth, nicely balanced palate. This wine has a wild almost salve quality.


  • Decanter
    Rating: 89 (10/15/2022)

    José Luis Gomez Bastias is the fifth generation to make wine from centenarian vines on the south bank of the Maule river. Fermented in large pipas, this País spends 12 months in old oak, bringing a subtle spiciness to the grape's classic earthy tones and bright red-black fruits. Concentrated in fruit but easy to drink thanks to its refreshing acidity.