Leonardo Erazo created “A Los Vinateros Bravos” winery in the heart of the Itata region (southern Chile).
The vines of Itata thrive in a steep hills landscape without irrigation.
Bush vines are very old in this region, and finding 100 years old vines is common here. The volcanic and granitic soil provide an extraordinary environment for root growth resulting in very healthy vineyards. Leonardo doesn’t interfere with the terroir in order to bring a strong sense of place into the bottle. Winemaking is simple, using only native yeast and cement tank for fermentation and aging.
Authentic wine, full of life, vibrancy, tension, and freshness.
~2019 GRANITICO CINSAULT ~
A unique expression of Cinsault. The cold climate and presence of volcanic soils make the potential for a super fresh and mineral red wine. The more well known expression of Cinsault is challenged by the Itata Hills altitude. The unusual concentration, the lingering tannins, the freshness that gives length. The fresh red fruits and the mineral notes at the end of palate is typical of volcanic soils, adding to the unique character of this wine.
CINSAULT GRANITICO 12x750ml | SKU #9103 | $20.56 – $24.49 | Available
~2019 VOLCANIC0 PAIS~
The delicate underbrush aromas of Itatas wild grass, red fruits and a little bit of cassis are aromas and flavours that characterize this wine. A fresh wine, delicate, marked by fine grain tannins that give a very unique structure and create a long lingering finish with a distinctive mineral character due to the volcanic soils where the old vines thrive.
VOLCANICO PAIS 12x750ml | SKU #9112 | $20.56 – $24.49 | Available
~2019 GRANITICO BLANCO~
The wine shows bright fresh stone fruits (peach), floral notes (orange blossom) and citrus fruits (grapefruit). The wine has a persistent finish with a slight salinity reflection of proximity of the Pacific Ocean. The granite soil is responsible for the bright acid, and mineral notes in the wine.
GRANITICO BLANCO 12x750ml | SKU #9106 | $20.56 – $24.49 | Available
~2019 PAIS GRANITICO~
From self-rooted vines planted at least 150 years ago, Pais in the Itata Valley is farmed by families who have been growing the same way for centuries. The Pais grape was originally brought to Chile by conquistadors and missionaries in the 16th century and thus this variety has been adapting to its climate for over 400 years. There is little to no disease pressure, the vines are dry-farmed on ancient grantitic soils. The aroma of “Chilean garrigue” is carried in these Pais wines, this comes from the lush forest influence surrounding all the vineyards. A supremely elegant wine, the soils are showcased by great savouriness in the palate with deep red fruits and earth, delicate perfume, fine grained tannins and a long finish.
PAIS GRANITICO 12x750ml | SKU #9098 | $20.56 – $24.49 | Available
~2018 PIPENO BLANCO~
Skin-fermented for about three weeks, but the infusion is gentle, lending subtle grip and amber tones rather than mouth-puckering tannin. There are some bitter herbal notes adding to the punchy flavours. The wine has a persistent finish with a slight salinity reflection of proximity of the Pacific Ocean. The granite soil is responsible for the bright acid, and mineral notes in the wine. Marmalade-y, rose blossom on the nose but as always with these granitic soiled vineyards, a smoky minerality is rampant.
PIPENO BLANCO 6x1L | SKU #9109 | $23.06 – $27.49 | Sorry, sold out
~2019 PIPENO TINTO~
The delicate underbrush aromas of Itatas wild grass, red fruits and a little bit of cassis are aromas and flavours that characterize this wine. A fresh wine, delicate red fruits aromas (cherry, pomegranate), dry grass, and violet notes. The wine is marked by fine grain tannins and minerality that gives a very unique structure and create a long lingering finish with a distinctive mineral character due to the volcanic soils where the old vines thrive.