Established in 2002, Tabalí is a pioneer and iconic winery situated in Limarí, on the edge of the Atacama Desert in one of the northernmost vineyard regions of Chile. They were one of the first wineries to settle in Limarí and their wines faithfully reflect their place of origin in which climate and soils play a fundamental role, and bring out the potential of each of their vineyards.
In 2014, Felipe Müller was named ‘Chilean Young Winemaker of the Year’ and acclaimed for his ability to understand Tabali´s distinctive terroir and use it to create remarkable wines, unique to Chile.
Tabalí also has the honour of stewardship of the Limarí Valley’s most significant archaeological sites, the mystical ‘Valle del Encanto’ (Enchanted Valley) which borders their vineyards. A sacred site of the ancient Molle and Diaguita culture, the many rock drawings and carved Tacita stones depict an ancient way of life. The Tabalí mask logo has been taken from one of these rock carvings, which can only be seen at certain times of day when the sun’s alignment makes them magically appear.
Pedregoso means ‘rocky soil’ which aptly describes the stony, infertile ground in Chile’s northern Limarí region, home to low yielding vines that produce high quality wines for this range. The incredibly dense beetroot red colour is the result of the pure air, long hours of sunshine and diurnal temperature difference in this region. The nose has aromas of warm star anise and ripe damson fruit. The palate is rich and concentrated with dark fruit and fine tannins making this an elegant and well balanced Syrah with great structure and a remarkably long finish. A perfect, warming red for drinking over the festive season!