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Tino, one of the campesinos who helps Roberto Henriquez, is loading País grapes into the back of his car in Santa Juana

Southern Chile is one of the coolest regions in the world in which to make wine. This dawned on me on a misty morning on April 25 2019, when Roberto Henriquez was driving me in his 4x4 over a rumbling dirt road to Viña Doña Luisa in Millapoa. This was Pato’s place, built on the left bank of the Bío-Bío river, by Pato himself, over a fortification used by the 16th-century Spanish conquistadores in their final stand-off with the indigenous Mapuches. It is from here, from among Pato’s seven or so hectares of centenarian vines, that I was sourcing fruit to make my 2019 País.

My decision to work with Roberto Henriquez was an easy one to make. He has become the lynchpin of a sort of revivalist movement in Chilean wine, working with ungrafted, dry-farmed País and other heritage Chi...

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