The Wine: Pipeño 2021
Cacique Maravilla Pipeño is a red natural wine made from 100% Pais grapes farmed sustainably in Chile. Pipeño, which means peasant wine, is an easy-to-drink type of wine for everyday consumption, in modern natural wine lingo, a glou glou or highly chuggable red, best enjoyed if slightly chilled. In a one-liter bottle, so you don't run out quickly – it is very easy to drink!
The Producer: Cacique Maravilla
Manuel Moraga Gutierrez is the owner and winemaker of Cacique Maravilla, a winery focused on traditional and non-interventionist Chilean wines in Yumbel in the Bio-Bio Valley of Chile’s Southern Regions. Manuel is the seventh generation of the Gutierrez family to call Yumbel home, and at least the fourth generation to tend vines. His great, great, great, great, great grandfather, Francisco Gutierrez Gutierrez, arrived in Chile in 1750 from the Canary Islands in search of gold and eventually amassed enough treasure to acquire land in Yumbel, some of which has remained in the family and is still owned by Manuel Moraga today. Francisco Gutierrez earned the respect of the local indigenous Mapuche people and was given the nickname ‘Cacique Maravilla’ – roughly translating to ‘Magnificent Chief’. (Source: Creamwine.com)
The Region: Bio Bio Valley • Chile