90-91 pts Wine Advocate Issue #239 Oct 2018
The very drinkable 2018 Gallardía del Itata Cinsault has good freshness and moderate alcohol. It was produced with fruit from a 35-year-old ungrafted, dry-farmed vineyard in Guarilihue in the commune of Coelemu. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and will be bottled unoaked. It has bright red aromas and a soft mouthfeel with round tannins and good freshness. It has the texture of the granite soils. With time, more spicy notes come out of the glass. 13,300 bottles will be filled in September 2018.
Bright ruby color with fresh aromas of red and dark cherries, with notes of violets. The palate is fresh with ripe red berries, crisp acidity, soft tannins and lingering finish.