Skip to content
Mauricio Gonzalez

Pipeno Tinto 2018 - Mauricio Gonzalez - Yumbel, Chile 75cl

Sold out
Availability: translation missing: en.general.icons.icon_check_circle icon Out of stock






Mauricio is part of the Asociación de Productores de Vino Campesino de Chile, organized by natural wine advocate and sommelier Macarena Lladser. Their group of four, all practice within the wine regions inside of the Secano Interior. They dry farm their organic land and mostly old ungrafted vines. Devoted to low intervention winemaking they are committed to revitalizing the local heritage of the pipeño, a refreshing wine, low in alcohol, made from the grape país, raised in pipas – barrels made from the local wood raulí.

Maurico has 4 hectares of land to work, just himself, and his wife. Two hectares are planted to Pais, 1.5 to Malbec and .5 to Carignan. The Malbec and Carignan are grafted to Pais rootstock. He has a good amount of volcanic soil, and very few of the pine and eucalyptus trees that the growers in this region disdain. The trees steal exorbitant amounts of well-needed water, they encourage fires, and they are not indigenous to the region…in other words they are intrusive.

Mauricio’s harvests are manual, the wine ferments in a large traditional Raulí Lagar…open top. He does not use sulfur, except to clean…and no chemicals or modern technique of any kind to ‘correct’ the wine. The wine is aged in old pipas and tinajas (barrels and amphorae), and the result is pure and fresh.

The Pipeno is Pais planted on volcanic sand, is from 200 year gnarly bush vines. Grapes are destemmed and naturally fermented. No sulphur is added. The wine is matured in Rauli beech wood barrels of varying size.  


Birmingham deliveries

We offer FREE delivery for orders £50+ every Thursday & Saturday within a 10 miles radius of our Birmingham city centre venue (B55SL). We require orders by Wednesday for Thursday delivery, likewise Friday orders for Saturday delivery. For orders under £50 we charge £5 delivery within our 10 mile radius.

National deliveries outside Birmingham

We offer FREE UK delivery for all orders £75.00 or more. Orders placed before 10am on Monday will be delivered by Friday to addresses in mainland UK, providing the wines are in stock, with some postcode exceptions. Please note that orders placed online on Saturday or Sunday will be processed on Monday, for delivery by Friday the same week.
We have no minimum order, although there is a minimum delivery charge of £7.50 for orders under £75.00 in order to cover our logistical costs.
We try to ensure delivery within 5 working days, though your order will likely arrive sooner.
For orders under £75 we have worked hard to find the best price we can, bearing in mind that wine is both heavy and fragile. We use APC and DHL couriers who specialise in due care and diligence with fragile and liquids.

European and Worldwide Delivery

Please contact us direct for a quote. Given the complexity of shipping wine internationally we will provide a bespoke price based on requirements.

Bank Holidays

Our couriers do not operate over bank holidays, therefore additional time will be taken into account if an 'order to delivery window' is processed over a bank holiday.


We offer free replacement on all stock if proven to be damaged in transit.
If our products are proven to be out of condition on arrival we offer replacement stock to the same value.


Any help please contact us here