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Chilean & Argentinian Wines with OZ Wine Co.

On Saturday, Chris from OZ Wines is here showing some of the South American gems from the Brazos Wine Imports portfolio. Brazos imports wine from 12 different producers in some of the best sub-regions of Argentina and Chile. These winesare artisanal, single-vineyard, small production, and estate grown. I’ve found that Argentinian and Chilean wines of this nature are hard to come by. These wines are not overly extracted and super high in alcohol. They are real, South American wines, and we can’t wait to taste them with you. (Thank you, Brazos, for the great wine descriptions below.)
2015 Prisma Sauvignon Blanc, $15
This hand-harvested, un-oaked, 100% Sauvignon Blanc is produced from a blend of two Casablanca Valley vineyards: Belén and El Principal. The sandy, clay soils and cool, coastal climate contribute to a bright, fresh character in the wine. Citrus notes of lemon, lime, and grapefruit, combined with a mineral undertone lead to a crisp, elegant, and well-balanced finish.
2015 Vina Maitia ‘Aupa Pipeno’, $14
This wine is a blend of 70% Pais and 30% Carignan from the southern Maule region of Chile and is made in an old style called Pipeño. The wine is light in color with bright notes of raspberry, cherry, and rose petals that leads into underlying hints of dried herbs, fennel seeds, oregano and thyme. This fruit driven, easy drinking wine has fresh acid and low tannin and can even be enjoyed with a slight chill.
2014 Montsecano ‘Refugio’ Pinot Noir, $32
This 100% bio-dynamic hand harvested, single vineyard Pinot Noir is aged and fermented completely in Stainless steel and concrete egg. The wine shows bright raspberry, strawberry jam, with rose petals, violets, and a light compo- nent of baking bread. The wine is extremely vibrant with a light, glassy, soft , and smooth mid-palate. The light tannin cradles the wine and lends itself to the refreshing acidity with a long, jam influenced finish.
2015 Gen del Alma ‘Ji Ji Ji’, $17
This is a blend of 50% Malbec and 50% Pinot Noir. All hand harvested from a single vineyard in Gualtallary, Argentina. The wine sees some carbonic maceration and has a huge vibrant nose of red fruit, violets, and caramel apple. Good acid lifts the mid-palate with notes of rhubarb, red cherry, orange peel, ash, crushed stone, mushroom, gunpowder and flint. For the kid in everyone, this wine is reminiscent of Bazooka Joe’s pink bubble gum, the powdered white sugar form a Lik stick package, and a watermelon jolly rancher. A wine busting with complexity!
2013 Rogue Vine ‘Super Itata’ Tinto, $34
This wine is a blend of 33% Carignan, 33% Malbec, and 33% Syrah all old vine, hand harvested grapes. The wine is rich in color with notes of blue and black fruits, white pepper, mocha, and caramel wrapped in curry spices and hints of dill. The palate is well balanced with ripe tannins, a bright mid-palate, and smooth and velvety finish.

Later Event: November 11