Producer Profile

Pino Roman

Nacho, also known as Ignacio Pino Román, breaks the mold of your typical winemaker. In Chile's Itata Valley, he's on a mission to revive age-old traditions. Instead of relying on modern equipment and chemical shortcuts, Nacho champions the old ways. He roams Coelemu, collaborating with small growers who tend to their ancient vines naturally, without harsh chemicals. In his cellar, simplicity reigns supreme - stainless steel, clay, and neutral wood are the tools of his trade. With no unnecessary additives, Nacho's focus is on allowing the unique character of the Itata Valley and its grapes to shine through in every bottle of his "natural wine." It's a recipe for something truly special, don't you think?

Where The Wines Come From

Itata Valley

Nestled in the heart of Chile, the Itata Valley is a region steeped in history and tradition, increasingly drawing attention for its embrace of natural winemaking practices. With its cool climate, granite soils, and old-vine vineyards, Itata offers ideal conditions for cultivating indigenous grape varieties such as Pais, Muscat, and Cinsault. Winemakers here are dedicated to sustainable viticulture, practicing organic and biodynamic farming methods to nurture the vines and preserve the region's unique terroir. In the cellar, minimal intervention is prized, with spontaneous fermentations and aging in neutral vessels allowing the true expression of the grapes and terroir to shine through. The resulting natural wines from Itata are a reflection of the region's rich winemaking heritage and rugged beauty, with their vibrant flavors, elegant textures, and a sense of place that captures the essence of Chile's winemaking tradition.