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El Principal Kine Verdejo
Vina El Principal
Chile - Maipo Valley

Kine represents the visionary and innovative spirit of Vina El Principal. Launched in 2014, this is the first wine from the New World produced from the white variety Verdejo, originally from the Rueda region of Spain.
The name Kine comes from the word for ‘one' in Mapudungun, the language of Chile's indigenous Mapuche people. It means ‘first' or ‘unique' - a characteristic that fully expresses the distinctive and exceptional nature of this wine crafted with a pioneer grape in Chile. Kine is Chile's one and only Verdejo wine, a settler in the Maipo Valley. The altitude, the climate and the alluvial soils where pebbles florish, recall its gravelly home soil, allowing a noble and full adaptation to the terroir

The wine displays intense scents of citrus fruits with herbal notes followed by subtle vanilla on a mineral background. In the mouth, it has good body and acidity, freshness and a touch of wood. Long finish.

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Verdejo
Soil type
Alluvial origin, sandy loam.
Vinification
Cool maceration for 6 hours. Alcoholic fermentation for 24 days. 6 months battonage. Aged 10 months in French oak.
Pairings

Varied tapas with Iberian ham and sausages, feather dishes with fresh mushrooms, rice or noodles, paella with rabbit, chicken, shrimp dumpling.

Reviews and News

2017 El Principal Kine Verdejo - 92 PTS - TA

2017 El Principal Kine Verdejo - 92 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"An unfiltered Verdejo from the Maipo Valley? In the hands of Gonzalo Guzmán, why not? This concrete egg- and large barrel-aged white is leesy and weighty, with guava and white peach flavours and stony reduction. 2018-21"
- Tim Atkin (Chile Special Report 2018), 92 pts

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2017 El Principal Kine Verdejo - 92 PTS - JS

2017 El Principal Kine Verdejo - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"With its cooked quince character and unusual balance this is a seriously innovative Chilean dry white. The balance of rich, winey body and bone dryness with a hint of bitterness is completely convincing, and there's some real minerality at the finish. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (March 2018), 92 pts

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Producer Information: Vina El Principal

Founded in 1999, Viña El Principal was originally a partnership between Jorge Fontaine, owner of the Hacienda El Principal, and the French winemaker Jean Paul Valette, now deceased, who was ...
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