A Los Viñateros Bravos Arbol Arriba 2019
Leonardo Erazo created “A Los Vinateros Bravos” winery in the heart of the Itata region in the south of Chile. The vines of Itata thrive in this steep hilly landscape without irrigation. Bush vines are very old in this region, and finding 100 year-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. These are authentic wines, full of life, vibrancy, tension, and freshnes.
Arbol Arriba comes from Leonardo's own single 4 acre plot. Grapes have been grown here in this coastal region for centuries, and this plot has original plantings of 170 year old muscat. The wine has a great concentration with beautiful floral and white peach muscat aromas but it is incredibly energetic on the palate with mouth-watering acidity and mineral salinity.