2019 Chekura Mingaco Moscatel de Alejandria

Itata Valley, Chile

Fragrant, dry Moscatel from a family-run natural wine oasis in coastal Chile.


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About The Wine

Mingaco is a natural wine project based in the village of Chekura close to the Itata River in south-western Chile. They could best be described as a natural wine farm with volunteer workers from around the world helping out,commune-style.

They are true adherents to biodynamic and organic philosophies, and use no additives whatsoever.

This dry, aromatic white is both crunchy and cloudy, made from Muscat of Alexandria, and is partly aged outdoors in glass vats, so expect a touch of oxidation

Tiny production of just 4,000 bottles, so try and make sure you get one of them.

About Chekura Mingaco

In hills covered with old vineyards in the town of Checura, between the Itata river and the Biobío, the exciting Mingaco project was born in early 2016, led by a new generation of farmers.

The viticulturist Pablo Pedreros, along with Daniela De Pablo, took on the challenge of converting the ancient plantings of Cinsault and Moscatel de Alejandría, to full-bore biodynamics.

In an era of uncertainty regarding the semantics of natural/ biodynamic wine production, there can be no equivocation with these wines - they are all natural, no additive wines par excellence.

Fun in the vineyard!
Fun in the vineyard!
Itata Valley, Chile
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From The Producer

We are a small oasis of family agriculture - local peasants, located between hills covered with vineyards, where the vine dialogues with the few remaining native trees. Regenerative agriculture has been practiced here for more than seven years. Two years ago, the work was carried out according to the agricultural-astronomical calendar to support biodynamic practices.

Located in the small town of Checura, in the Itata Valley, 25 kms. from the Pacific Ocean, 200 mts. altitude, with a unique dry coastal and Mediterranean climate.

Hard-earned communal lunch
Hard-earned communal lunch
Itata Valley, Chile
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Was great to look at some esoteric Chilean wines recently, and this punchy, effervescently oxy white stood out. Don't be afraid of some fuzzy sediment - DD Wine Crew


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