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Pedro Parra y Familia, Imaginador 2017

£17.00 (75cl)

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SKU: CLPA0117C

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Imaginador is labeled as Cinsault from various blocks planted over 200 years ago; with the average vine age is between 71 and 110 years old. This is about red fruits, flavours and complex soil notes. In the mouth the wine shows an incredible mineral attack from the granite soil, very fresh and long. This wine holds natural acidity.

About the producer

Pedro holds a PhD in Terroir from the Paris Centre of Agriculture, with six years’ experience working with French terroirs. As a highly respected consultant working in several countries (Chile, Argentina, USA, Italy, Canada, France, Armenia), Pedro brings an open mind and vision to winemakers and viticulturists alike. As a result, his innovative work was included in the prestigious “Decanter Magazine Power List” in 2009, 2011 and 2013. Pedro has been described as the leading figure of the “New Chile” movement by the international press, in part because of his constant endeavour to bring a new vision to the Chilean wine industry, searching for quality terroirs and developing new plantings throughout the country. All of the vineyards he works with are located in the South of Chile, about 400 km south of Santiago. The soils here are a mix of 220-300 million years old schist and granite.



Robert Parker Wine Advocate (robertparker.com):

There is a big change in the winemaking here starting with 2017, when Pedro Parra got his own winery and started taking a different approach to the wines. He now customizes the wines more based on the characteristics of the year, such as using between 10% and 40% full clusters in the fermentation. The 2017 Imaginador is 100% Cinsault from four old vineyards he controls in Guarilihue in Itata. The wines are never racked, and they mature in a combination of concrete vats and oak foudres. It's sharp, fresh and mineral, with an elegant nose and a palate where the acidity makes you salivate. There is a faint smoky touch on the finish, reflecting what happened that year. The nose takes some time to open up, and in this vintage, I prefer the nose. 12,924 bottles were filled in February 2018. (Luis Gutiérrez) Points: 93. Issue Date: 31/10/2018

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