Jose Gonzalez and his wife are both winemakers, with previous experience predominantly with some of Chile’s biggest brands producing mainly bulk wine. By 2015 they’d grown tired of making wines to a formula and decided to branch out on their own. They had three daughters at the time (Trinidad, Margarita and Rosario) and combined their names to create Tringario. The subsequent arrival of their fourth daughter Sara caused a minor nomenclature crisis.
Their initial experiments were around Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah but they were also drawn to the idea of making an easygoing, juicy red. There were very few Marselans on the market at the time (anywhere, let alone Chile) so it seemed to be an appealing option. Ludopata translates as ‘the gambler’ which, given the choice of variety and their decision to vinify it in temperature-controlled concrete eggs, sums up the risks of the project rather nicely!
100% Marselan, an esoteric varietal which in this cool climate produces a lighter, juicier, more fruit-driven style. The concrete helps retain fruit freshness whilst allowing for the all-important micro oxidation that wouldn’t be possible in steel. Only 5,000 bottles produced.