La Cueva, Vinos Inacayal
Region: Colchagua, Chile
Grapes: País, Carignan & Cabernet Franc
Wine type: Red
About: La Cueva is a collaboration between Les Caves de Pyrene and Luca Hodgkinson (Metic). The idea behind this project is to create excellent value wines, as naturally as possible, that faithfully reflect the place they come from. Luca Hodgkinson is a French/English/Spanish expat, who consults for many wineries in Chile and has his own business sourcing grapes from sustainable and in many cases organic vineyards.
‘Inacayal’ is a Quechua word which loosely translates ‘old thing’. The chosen indigenous name is relevant as the grapes authentically Chilean, this is a nod to the old vines used in this this project
País provides the gentle fruit, Cabernet the structure and Carignan the colour and
acidity. The result is an easy drinking, fresh red with some structure and savoury character.