What a brilliant little bottle of wine. Vibrantly packaged in flint, it is light and delicate in all the right places and heady and old-vine concentrated where it should be. Pipeno I think means rather hands-off and uncluttered winemaking, with native ferments and concrete. Just flat out yummy yummy stuff that will cause severe allergies in the pancake-syrup set.
2017 VINA MAITIA ‘Aupa’ Pipeno 80/20 Mission/Carrignane 13.3