Vina Gonzalez Bastias

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Country of Origin: Chile
Location: Western Maule, Central Chile
People: Jose Luis Bastias & Daniela Lorenzo, Owners & Winemakers
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

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Vina Gonzalez Bastias 2015 'Matorral' Pais, Maule Valley Login WA 89 <1 Case



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Gonzáles Bastías is a town, and a small, family winery in Western Maule owned and operated by José Luis Bastías and Daniela Lorenzo. The property and vineyard are accessed by crossing the Maule River by canoe from the local train station between Talca and Constitucion. José’s family planted their 4-hectare vineyard in the early 1800’s, and they have been cultivating it ever since. Yes, their vines are 200 years old.

José farms and vinifies biodynamically and without the use of machines. The vineyard is dry farmed. All the fruit is pressed by hand over bamboo zarandas into open top cement vats. The wines are then aged in either barrels or amphora. These wines are all made without corrections and without the addition of sulfur. Their País wines from their sandy, gravely soil are some of the most unique expressions in Chile and are remnants of Chilean ancestry, which is in danger of extinction. They are natural, honest wines.

Reviews

  • Gonzalez Bastias 2015 'Matorral' Pais, Maule Valley
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 89 (4/28/2017)

    The 2015 Matorral has more fruit-driven aromas with a spicy touch, with some resinous notes. The palate has some grainy, dusty tannins that call for food.