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Caña Dulce comes from a very small parcel of young Cinsault grown 20 miles from the Pacific, close to the Itata River in Southern Chile. The grapes are hand-harvested in mid-March, 100% whole-cluster carbonic maceration in stainless steel with 15 days on skins, then raised on fine lees in the same vessels until the following March. This wine is fresh and bright with true complexity.
A series of chance encounters is what let Macarena del Río and Thomas Parayre to find each other and to start their joint project, Macatho in 2016. Born in Chile to a French mother, Maca enrolled at the prestigious University of Bordeaux to study winemaking. Thomas was born in France and travel to Chile to "seek adventure" where he moved in with a new roommate by the name of Louis-Antoine Luyt. Louise would go on to introduce Maca and Thomas while they were all working harvest.
Maca and Thomas are some of the the most talked-about newcomers to the wine scene in Chile. Based in Chillán, they currently work and farm old-vine parcels of land organically in Maule, BíoBío and Itata.