Region: Maule Valley
Made in a primeur style for immediate consumption, Pipeño is derogatory slang for "peasant wine" and is usually made with the grape. Louis-Antoine is largely responsable for reclaiming the term, highlighting unique terroirs and farmers: each bottle sports the name of a sub-region, and is either purchased fruit he's vinified or finished wine made by the farmer. All Pipeños come in one liter bottles.
The Coronel del Maule is produced by Sergio Perez, a farmer in his 80's with over 70 harvests under his belt! He tends to organic, dry-farmed bush vines of País that are 200 to 300 years old. They are planted on iron-rich heavy clay soils with granite and quartz in the Coronel del Maule sub-zone of the Maule region. His daughters have recently decided to continue the viticultural work.