Estación Yumbel Pipeño is a natural, wood-aged red wine made by Estación Yumbel with the País variety in the D.O. Bio Bio, in the Southern Wine Region (Chile).
Estación Yumbel is a small winery run by Mauricio González Carreño and his family in the Bio Bio Valley. Named after the old railway station that used to be there, this project is an active part of the resurgence of the most authentic Chilean viticulture after having been forgotten for more than a quarter of a century. Members of the Asociación de Productores de Vinos Tradicionales Campesinos de Chile (PVCh) (Association of Traditional Country Wine Producers in Chile), created in 2014, they make simple, rural wines, called “pipeños”, which reflect personality, origin, history and territory.
Estación Yumbel Pipeño comes from old vineyards planted more than 200 years ago on a sandy volcanic slope. These are old vines planted on volcanic origin basaltic soil on the surface and granite below. They are cultivated as naturally as possible, without irrigation or any chemical products.
Once the Estación Yumbel Pipeño grapes have been manually harvested, they ferment naturally with native yeasts and no added sulphites in raulí wooden vats, made from a native Chilean beech. The wine is then aged for 4 months in foudres. Finally, the wine is bottled without being clarified, filtered or adding sulphites.
As the Chileans say, Estación Yumbel Pipeño is a “poto pelao” (honest) wine. In other words, this a natural wine with no wine additives, leaving you to enjoy the pure fruit.