The Pais variety arrived in Chile along with the Spanish missions in the 16th century. The Spanish missionaries needed a wine to hold mass. A wine that could be preserved year round without losing its qualities. Thus, the Pais variety was chosen to evangelize the New World. The Pais variety is rustic, it grows in adverse climates, and is known for being a robust variety. It has been developed in the south-central region of Chile, in the rainfed interior that begins to the south of Santiago and ends around Yumbel, on the slopes of the Coastal Mountains. This terroir has been able to maintain vines that are over 200 years old, and which are still active grape producers. In recent years, they have experienced a resurgence and great interest from the press and consumers.

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