Viña Tipaume is a Biodynamic winery founded in 1996 when the Pouzet-Grez family purchased 6.5 hectares (16 acres) in the small village of Cerrillos, near Rancagua in Alto Cachapoal, at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Chile. Tipaume is run by family member Yves Pouzet, a French national with a degree in agronomy (Ingénieur Agronome) from the Institut National Agronomique de Paris. He worked in his native Beaujolais, and for William Fevre in Chablis. He later moved to Chile and was involved there with Viña Los Vascos in its early stages. He was winemaker for Viña Porta from 1993-1995, and at Torreón de Paredes from 1997.
Vineyards: In Chile’s Alto Cachapoal region at around 400 metres (985 feet). Planted from 1996, and ungrafted (‘franc de pied‘). Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec plus white grapes Viognier and Lacrima Christi. Dry farmed. Vine density of 4,410 vines per hectare (3,000 vines per acre).
Certification: 1996 Certified organic from planting in 1996. | 2011 was the first vintage for which the estate achieved full Biodynamic certification from Demeter.
Winery: Underground, located beneath the house (‘sous la maison‘).
Tipaume Red: 2014 From all six planted varieties. Fermented and aged in barrel. Youthful, a little extracted but lovely brightness to the fruit (Real Wine Fair 2016).
Grez Red: 2014 6 varieties. Fermented and aged in amphora. 1,000 bottles. Very nice fruit, simple cranberry (Real Wine Fair 2016).
Sociedad Agricola Tipaume Limitada
Cerillos 1435, Rengo, Chile
Tel+56 962088347 | Website: www.tipaume.cl