Terroir Sonoro, El Perseguidor Malbec 2015

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Chile

  • Region:

    Bio-Bio

  • ABV:

    14.00%

  • Grape:

    Malbec

  • Grape Blend:

    Malbec 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Juan Ledesma

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Terroir Sonoro El Perseguidor Malbec 2015 - Wine

Tasting Notes

This is a deep and layered wine on the nose. Black fruit, fallen leaves overlap with spicy notes and cavendish tabacco. The palate is round, silky, with a touch of natural acidity in this malbec that bodes well aging.

Production Notes

Produced after the recently rediscovered Centennial Malbec of San Rosendo, this wine represents the depths of our convictions. We believe in dry land wines, deep roots and vines adapted to their environment. Vines of Malbec are more than 100 years old and were initially hidden and mixed with Pais grapes. Handpicked, the grapes were de-stemmed in an improved sieve, by hand, directly over an open tank. After completed alcoholic fermentation, the wine is moved to new French oak barrels for the malolactic fermentation. After MLF, the wines were separated into two identical batches. There was music composed for this particular wine and vintage.

Producer Profile

Historically, the Chilean wine scene has been led by large-scale, wealthy producers with little in the way of boutique, pioneering estates. In recent years, however, this landscape has evolved, as a small, committed movement of young, new-generation winemakers, are beginning to turn heads with their human-scale and authentic approach to Chilean winemaking. Juan Ledesma is one of the leaders of this movement. Juan Ledesma is a jazz musician and an erudite, artistic soul who made his first vintage in 2013 after discovering 300-year-old vines in Itata and Bio Bio. With a growing suspicion that everything he had learnt studying agronomy was a lie, he set out on a winemaking mission to support local growers in a quest to make exceptional wines, with the hallmarks of quality and verve. Juans methods are both unusual and pioneering. Lees are suspended by the resonance of jazz music that he composes, records and then plays into the wine whilst ageing in barrel.This combines two visions-the science of using sound waves to mimic battonage and the emotional link to jazz. A lot of his inspiration, including the names of his wines, are taken from his hero, Chilean poet, artist and scientist Nicanor Parra.