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Villalobos Conejo Semillon Orange Wine

$24.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Maule Valley, Chile
Viticulture: Dry-farmed and Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Semillon

Villalobos Conejo Semillon Orange Wine is a fantastic Chilean skin-contact white. Tropical and citrus fruits are highlighted by salinity and tart acidity. A distinctive tannic structure holds everything together. 100% Sémillon planted in 1948 on clay-loam soils of the Valle de Colchagua located 64k from the Pacific coast at 174 m elevation. Grapes are grown organically and dry-farmed as well. Hand harvested, 30 days skin contact, spontaneous fermentation with native yeast in stainless steel tanks followed by a short aging process in the same tanks. Not filtered, fined, with low to no SO2. 4,000 bottles were produced.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Lemon, Papaya, Tropical, Yellow Apple

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

ALCOHOL

13-14%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Selections de la Viña

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Villalobos Conejo Semillon Orange Wine

Villalobos Conejo Semillon Orange Wine is a fantastic Chilean skin-contact white. Tropical and citrus fruits are highlighted by salinity and tart acidity. A distinctive tannic structure holds everything together. 100% Sémillon planted in 1948 on clay-loam soils of the Valle de Colchagua located 64k from the Pacific coast at 174
m elevation. Grapes are grown organically and dry-farmed as well. Hand harvested, 30 days skin contact, spontaneous fermentation with native yeast in stainless steel tanks followed by a short aging process in the same tanks. Not filtered, fined, with low to no SO2. 4,000 bottles were produced.

About Familia Villalobos

People like to talk about “sauvage” or “wild” wines, but few are literal examples. Villalobos’ “Silvestre” cuvee is sourced from a forest of fruit, where the Carignan grows in wild bunches 18 feet off the ground. That’s insane. These are ungrafted, bush vines on quartz and clay that are left untouched until harvest. It does not get more natural than that folks.

Villalobos is 100% a family project, and 100% a passion project. All the labels are paintings done by papa, who is a well-respected artist in his own right. The wine is more like an extension of his creative side than a traditional business. His sons handle the biz part.

In addition to the wild wines, they source organic fruit from two farmers. All the negoce wines are 100% stainless, native yeast, unfined, unfiltered expressions of Pacific terroirs. These are much lighter, fresher examples of Chilean viticulture than we are used to tasting, but ones that still express a clear sense of place. That’s a nice balance.

These wines show us there is always something new to discover and bring a totally fresh perspective to a genre with a somewhat tired and cheapened reputation. And a fresh perspective is exactly what the doctor orders!