Onda Brava | Rosado de Pais | Itata Valley, Chile | 2019
🧑🤝🧑 Pair with grilled fish, shrimp kebabs, tuna burgers
🌱 Organic Farming
🤓 150-200-year-old vineyard? Oh Dios mío! Spanish missionaries first brought the Pais grape (aka Mission aka Criolla Chica) to the Americas in the 16th century, which explains why these vines are so old! The grape is gaining popularity as progressive winemakers seek out prized old vines.
This chilean rosado, grown in granitic soil, is not necessarily your tuesday-afternoon-poolside-pounder. While it has some classic rose characteristics, it certainly has more complexity than your average rose. It’s not everyday you drink a rosado de Pais. Sip on a glass and you’ll see what we mean! Fermented and aged in cement to achieve a happy medium between stainless steel and oak.
Onda Brava is an all-star collaboration between Dani Rozman of La Onda and Leonardo Erazo of Rogue Vine / A Los Viñateros Bravos. In the Northern Hemisphere, Dani makes wine in the Sierra Nevada Foothills under his other label, La Onda. He believes in cool climates, granitic soils, and old vines… something both Itata and the Sierra Foothills have. Both labels are some of the more exciting up-and-coming producers to keep an eye on!