Phoenix Ferment
Pais-Cariñena 2018
Secano Interior Cauquenes
Single Ferment Series

Single Ferment Series wines contain grapes from more than one vineyard, co-fermented to make one wine aged for a single Winter in older barrels. This particular ferment has grapes from Truquilemu, Sauzal & Purapel

Acidity  (g / l) 7,13
pH 3,15
Residual Sugar (g / l) 1,22
Alcohol (% vol) 12.8

2871 bottles filled ( 7 Barrels )

The Vineyards:
– three vineyard sites in Truquilemu (1 hectare) and Sauzal (1.5 hectares) and Purapel  (1 hectare)
– 150 + years old bush-head vines
– granitic soils / sub-soils have cracked granite that allow roots to drink deep down
– on the Coastal Range of mountains (not the Andes) much older and more importantly much slower to cool than the Andes ie crystals granite quartz …

 

Vintage Characteristics:

  • 2018 was an ideal vintage in all -round weather-wise, but beyond the weather and rains each harvest has other factors to weigh in.
  • In 2018 we had a full posse of people working with us that allowed us to prune, pick (or what have you) at our speed with our people. 2018 is the first year that this effect of  community will be felt in the wines. We think you will agree that the ethereal effect of community shows through.

D.O. old colonial law applies to Pais:   Secano Interior – Cauquenes

Color: Straw.

Variety: Pais from two farms Truquilemu and Sauzal, and Cariñena from Purapel 

Elaboration:

  • The only closed-fermenter wine we make.

Crianza:

  • Aged in stainless steel — again, the only one we make.

¿How many lots do you make of this wine?

Just one per Vintage

Previous Phoenix Ferment bottlings:

  • Phoenix Ferment Pais – 2017

 

T a s t i n g   N o t e s

House note:

This wine will likely surprise you as it did us when we first made it. It’s surprisingly floral and aromatic, fresh and clean, with a vibrant palate, focused and delicious.

 

Ageability

2018 vintage will evolve for 2-3 years, but the wine is made to be enjoyed today upon release in 2020

Best drinking

 2020-2023

C r i t i c s  N o t e s

Wine Advocate Robert Parker , #247  Feb 2020
Pais-Cariñena Phoenix Ferment 2018 Single Ferment – Secano Interior Cauquenes– 92 Pts

Their blanc de noirs contains a significant amount of Cariñena in 2018, so it is mentioned on the label of the 2018 País-Cariñena Phoenix Ferment from their Single Ferment Series, wines that continue to be sourced from more than one parcel or vineyard site and are (co-fermented) “in one single ferment.” In the (interesting) words of winemaker Derek Mossman, “the idea is to make something like a live recording, hence without tweaking nor dubbing afterward and with multiple microphones”! The 2017 was quite successful, so they picked some more País from Sauzal and some Cariñena from the Purapel vineyard. They pressed the whole clusters, and the only available press was quite big, so they needed to use no less than 4,500 kilos of grapes. It’s surprisingly floral and aromatic, fresh and clean, with a vibrant palate, focused and delicious. 2,871 bottles were filled in October 2018.

Descorchados 2020 Patricio Tapia
Pais-Cariñena Phoenix Ferment 2018 Single Ferment – Secano Interior Cauquenes – 91 Pts
Un blanco hecho de tintos, este blend de 60% de país y 40% de cariñena, todo de viejas viñas en el secano del Maule y donde los racimos se prensan directo. Este vino se mueve por la boca con mucho frescor, acidez firme y algo de esa rusticidad de taninos que ambas cepas han dejado aquí, como un lindo recuerdo para acompañar mollejas.

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Pictures of this vineyard taken over the past few years:

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/gwcosingleferments/

Descriptor if the day: foot warmer #gwcocinsault #gwcosingleferments @singleferments

Descriptor if the day: foot warmer #gwcocinsault #gwcosingleferments @singleferments ...

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Pilar and one of the novias from Guarilihue #harvest2021 #gwcosingleferments #gwcocover

Pilar and one of the novias from Guarilihue #harvest2021 #gwcosingleferments #gwcocover ...

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País que vale guardar #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais

País que vale guardar #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais ...

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Wet the cap / solo mojar #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais

Wet the cap / solo mojar #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais ...

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Cinsault 2021 in the tank - Guarilihue glorioso #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault #cinsaullas

Cinsault 2021 in the tank - Guarilihue glorioso #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault #cinsaullas ...

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Sauzal Maule País #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais #gwcocover

Sauzal Maule País #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais #gwcocover ...

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Frescito la mañana hoy en Guarilihue de lo más alto #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcocover

Frescito la mañana hoy en Guarilihue de lo más alto #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcocover ...

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All we are saying, is give Pais a chance. #gwcopais #gwcosingleferments #gwcoharvedt2020 #gopro #goprowine

All we are saying, is give Pais a chance. #gwcopais #gwcosingleferments #gwcoharvedt2020 #gopro #goprowine ...

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Suns up, m m m, looks okay, the rain is gone and we underway... #gwcosingleferments #gwcoportezuelo #gwcosinglescinsault

Suns up, m m m, looks okay, the rain is gone and we underway... #gwcosingleferments #gwcoportezuelo #gwcosinglescinsault ...

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All we are saying is give Pais a chance (Phoenix Ferment Pais) #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais

All we are saying is give Pais a chance (Phoenix Ferment Pais) #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais ...

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Harvest dew #gwcosingleferments #gwcoportezuelo #gwcosinglescinsault

Harvest dew #gwcosingleferments #gwcoportezuelo #gwcosinglescinsault ...

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More harvest dew#gwcoharvest2017 #gwcocinsault16 #gwcosingleferments

More harvest dew#gwcoharvest2017 #gwcocinsault16 #gwcosingleferments ...

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Who are you calling low hanging fruit?  Cargadora / Cinsault
#gwcocinsault
#gwcosingleferments
#gwcoharvest2020
#guarilihue
#itataprofundo #itata

Who are you calling low hanging fruit? Cargadora / Cinsault
#gwcocinsault
#gwcosingleferments
#gwcoharvest2020
#guarilihue
#itataprofundo #itata
...

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Weighing in #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments

Weighing in #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments ...

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Saludos from empedrado from Don Hugo (la fruta es buena buena) #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcosingleferments

Saludos from empedrado from Don Hugo (la fruta es buena buena) #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcosingleferments ...

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Yo saco la sault, yo saco la sault #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments #gwcosinglescinsault

Yo saco la sault, yo saco la sault #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments #gwcosinglescinsault ...

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Cutting fruit in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17

Cutting fruit in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 ...

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Weighing in earlier in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17

Weighing in earlier in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 ...

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It is a long established fact Mataró is perfectly ripe when the Quails invade, but today we discovered Cinsault is just right when ... #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault

It is a long established fact Mataró is perfectly ripe when the Quails invade, but today we discovered Cinsault is just right when ... #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault ...

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Pais cevichado #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais

Pais cevichado #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais ...

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Itata #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments

Itata #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments ...

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Pais #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais

Pais #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcosingleferments #gwcopais ...

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Cutting Cargadora in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcocargadora #gwcoportezuelovineyard

Cutting Cargadora in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcocargadora #gwcoportezuelovineyard ...

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Cutting Cargadora earlier in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcoportezuelovineyard

Cutting Cargadora earlier in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcoportezuelovineyard ...

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Canastero in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17

Canastero in Guarilihue #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 ...

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And another little parcel to join the same Single Ferment from Portezuelo y Guarilihue ... #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcoportezuelo

And another little parcel to join the same Single Ferment from Portezuelo y Guarilihue ... #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 #gwcoportezuelo ...

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Don Hugo canastero extraordinaire #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17

Don Hugo canastero extraordinaire #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 ...

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6192 kgs cut from three separate pieces to complement each other co-fermented in this Single Ferment Series Cinsault 2o17 #gwcocinsault17 #gwcosingleferments

6192 kgs cut from three separate pieces to complement each other co-fermented in this Single Ferment Series Cinsault 2o17 #gwcocinsault17 #gwcosingleferments ...

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Cutting earlier  #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17

Cutting earlier #gwcosingleferments #gwcocinsault17 ...

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Filling a basket with Cargadora one bunch at a time #gwcocinsault17 #gwcosingleferments

Filling a basket with Cargadora one bunch at a time #gwcocinsault17 #gwcosingleferments ...

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Up earlier for Itata today - Single Ferment Cinsault #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosingleferments #gwcosinglescinsault

Up earlier for Itata today - Single Ferment Cinsault #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosingleferments #gwcosinglescinsault ...

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Cortando Cinsault en Portezuelo — not the usual posse hence curious about the camera... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments

Cortando Cinsault en Portezuelo — not the usual posse hence curious about the camera... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments ...

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Cortando Cinsault en Portezuelo... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments

Cortando Cinsault en Portezuelo... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments ...

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Lo rico de este Cinsault en Portezuelo es que la baya / berry es más chica y así concentrado #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments

Lo rico de este Cinsault en Portezuelo es que la baya / berry es más chica y así concentrado #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments ...

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Selfie / Self-portrait on Cinsault ... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments

Selfie / Self-portrait on Cinsault ... #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcosinglescinsault #gwcosingleferments ...

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País in Truquilemu When Pais has a reasonable yield — rare after so many years with certain players in the trade deflating prices, it can make a wonderful bottle of wine. Here in Truqui we have the Pachamama this year #gwcopais #gwcosingleferments

País in Truquilemu When Pais has a reasonable yield — rare after so many years with certain players in the trade deflating prices, it can make a wonderful bottle of wine. Here in Truqui we have the Pachamama this year #gwcopais #gwcosingleferments ...

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Early morning in Truqui cutting Pais — give Pais a chance #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcotruquilemu #gwcosingleferments

Early morning in Truqui cutting Pais — give Pais a chance #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcotruquilemu #gwcosingleferments ...

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