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País

Introduced to Chile by Spanish missionaries from Gran Canaria at the end of the 17th century, this varietal was originally used to make Communion wine. The País grape would dominate the landscape of Chilean landscape for the centuries that followed, before slowly having to make way for international vines in the 20th century. País represents light-footedness and depth in wine. Typical for its profile is delicately fragrant, with aromas of red berry and a mentholated spice. It is believed to be a descendent of the Monica varietal, which is widely cultivated in Sardinia today.