Leonardo Erazo - El Tunel
El Tunél reflects the stubborn persistence of Itata’s old vineyards and their vignerons. Against all odds they have survived the test of time. We have the joy of working with grapes from our own old bushvine vineyards. El Tunél comes from a 0.6 hectares vineyard planted in 1959 by Victor Fuentealba. This delicately fresh Cinsault, orates Itata’s history of honest, organic and respectful viticulture. El Tunél shows delicate herbal notes that represent Itata's terroir, with its slightly saline taste and delicate notes of red fruit. It's fresh and breezy like the Itata hills. Tiny quantities produced.
Variety / Blend:
Vineyard and Vine Age:
Various small parcels; average age of vines is 60 years old
Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable
Liquor Connect Product Listing:
Grapes are hand picked, and basket pressed. Only native yeasts are used. The Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally. It is fermented in concrete vats, the extraction is very subtle.
The wine is aged in large wood vessels and after 14 months is bottled with a very coarse filtration.