Gonzalez Bastias “Pais en Tinaja”, Pais, Maule, Chile, 2019


Wine Advocate 91+: Aromatic herbs, eucalyptus, some spices, cola nut and nutmeg. This is produced in ancient terracotta amphora. It has fine-grained tannins and a finish lifted by some faint volatility. They have been bottling País for 11 years now—they were one of the pioneers. 4,000 bottles.

This 100% estate Pais is from a 200 year old single vineyard in the Maule region and is aged in amphora. The wine has a light purple hue with bright black and blue fruit on the nose packed with cinnamon, anise, coriander, turmeric, indian spices and something that is reminiscent of a christmas tree. Light hints of orange peel, milk chocolate, and blueberry dominate the palate that is held up with good tannin and nice fresh acid.

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200 year old Pais vineyards, that are now Biodynamic, and then aged in amphora. How many can say they have ever had a taste of a wine from that old a vineyard!!


Daniela Lorenzo and Jose Luis Gonzales Bastias are the couple behind one of Chile’s oldest, continuously family owned heritage Pais vineyards. They biodynamically farm 4 hectares of seventh generation 200 year old Pais vineyard that was planted over 200 years ago. Their land is on the southern shore of the Maule River close to the coast of Constitucion, in the Western Maule Valley. Their soil is river stones on top of a granite bedrock. The winery and cellar are on property, and many vignerons have spent time lending a hand here. Gonzales Bastias produces rare examples of age-worthy, estate-grown, natural, handmade Pais-centric wines. They are steeped in historical and cultural relevance and are a reference point for Chilean Wine.


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