Ungrafted Cinsault Itata Valley
Color: Red Varietal: Cinsault Producer: Ungrafted Country: Chile Sub-region: Itata Valley
Introducing the 2021 Ungrafted Cinsault Itata Valley, a charming and expressive red wine from the historic vineyards of Chile's Itata Valley. Ungrafted, a boutique winery with a commitment to sustainable and traditional practices, is devoted to producing exceptional wines that showcase the unique terroir and character of this fascinating wine region.
The Ungrafted Cinsault is crafted from the Cinsault grape variety, which is known for its elegance, bright fruit flavors, and delicate aromas. The grapes are carefully cultivated and harvested, resulting in a wine that captures the essence of the Itata Valley terroir and delivers a red wine that is both captivating and memorable.
Nose: The nose is inviting and complex, presenting a delightful bouquet of aromas, with dominant notes of red cherries, raspberries, and a hint of cranberries. As the aroma unfolds, it reveals subtle nuances of violets, white pepper, and a touch of dried herbs, adding depth and sophistication to the aromatic profile.
Palate: On the palate, the Ungrafted Cinsault Itata Valley offers a bright, medium-bodied texture with soft tannins and vibrant acidity. The dominant flavors of red berries, cherries, and a touch of spice are beautifully balanced by the wine's delicate floral notes and hints of earthiness. The mid-palate introduces subtle undertones of leather and a touch of minerality, creating a layered and harmonious profile.
Finish: The finish is clean, refreshing, and satisfying, with the wine's multifaceted flavors gradually giving way to a lingering aftertaste of ripe fruit, subtle earthiness, and a touch of spice.
The 2021 Ungrafted Cinsault Itata Valley is a versatile and charming wine that pairs well with a wide variety of appetizing dishes. Its bright acidity and fruit-forward character make it an ideal companion for poultry dishes, such as grilled chicken or turkey, particularly when prepared with fruit-based sauces or chutneys.
For a vegetarian option, consider pairing the wine with a Mediterranean-inspired vegetable tagine or a flavorful ratatouille, as the wine's acidity and fruitiness will complement the richness of these dishes. The Ungrafted Cinsault also pairs well with a cheese board featuring a mix of soft, creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert, and more robust, aged options like Gouda or aged Cheddar, which will accentuate the wine's fruit and spice notes while providing a delightful contrast to its bright acidity and complexity.