WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    37% Syrah, 33% Carignan, 20% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Petit Verdot
  • APPELLATION
    Piedra Lisa Vineyard and the Bellavista Vineyard, both in Itata Valley.
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    18 months in third and fourth use French neutral oak.

93pts Wine Advocate: tasted an unbottled sample of the 2016 Bravado, a blend of 43% Syrah, 40% Carignan, 7% Petit Verdot, 7% Mourvèdre and 3% Grenache. It has a fantastic and lively palate with very fine tannins and bright freshness, but as often happens with unbottled wines (especially when they cross the ocean), there was a touch of oxidation on the nose. I'm sure this is going to be a monumental bottle of Bravado that Geddy Lee would be proud of. They expect to produce around 22,000 bottles of this.

92pts Tim Atkin 

92pts Descorchados

Felipe started with G+S in 2006. After working for larger wineries, he made his first independent wine as a declaration of what he considers true “Chilean” wine. Inspired at first by old-vine Carignan from Maule, he since have started two of Chile’s most influential small producer movements today: MOVI (Movement of Independent Vintners) and VIGNO (Vignadores de Carignan).

TASTING NOTES 

Inviting on the nose with notes of ripe red fruit, blackberry, blueberry, and a hint of spice. It hits the palate with incredible balance that lasts through its long finish. It has fruit at the core with an acidity from the Carignan that lifts the wine on the back palate. Pair with cherry-braised short ribs, barbequed flank steak, or grilled portobella mushrooms.