Grus, Viñedos de Alcohuaz
A bright red fruit nose with whiffs of floral notes and a bit of an ashy note bringing it back down to earth.
A juicy fresh fruit mouth that has grip. The blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petit Syrah and Malbec gives it plenty of intrigue, but the style leaves a fresh finish that invites you to take another sip. And another. And another.
This is versatile for pairing – it will go well with anything from a choripan to queso fresco sprinkled with fresh basil and olive oil.
13% alcohol, 2014 harvest
Winery sample, no decanting.
More on the wine
One of the most ambitious altitude projects in Chile, this wine is made from grapes grown at 2200m above sea level and made in a winery with all natural wine making methods – crushed by foot in stone pools and aged in cement, this is minimalist winemaking.
More on the producer
Viñedos Alcohuaz is a passion project of three parts: Patricio Flaño, an artist at heart who fell in love with the magic of Elqui and took the risk to invest in making Chile’s highest-altitude vineyards; Juan Luis Huerta, the former mayor of the town who brings the local knowledge and knows the region like the back of his hand; and renowned winemaker Marcelo Retamal whose inquisitive nature led him to explore Elqui hunting for new wine adventures where he came across Alcohuaz, and together they are now building one of the most exciting sustainable wineries buried into the mountainsides of stargazing-territory: Elqui.
Take a look at our piece on altitude wines featuring Alcohuaz!