COUNTRY, MISSION, NATIVE… THE IRRREVERENT STOCK
According to history, this stock or its closest blood sister traveled throughout the Americas during the Spanish colonization. People say that it even made up for the lack of stocks in some countries like Chile, Argentina and the United States (California). It was brought to Peru by the Spanish colonizers in the 16th century and appeared as “Country” in Chile, “Mission” in California and “Native” in Argentina. It was treated as the “Common Black” by many settlers, travelers and expert makers of musts and soups.
It has been even used in assemblies with such nobles as Cabernet Sauvignon. Hidden behind blends, it has traveled for years in bottles, unidentified, with no Denomination of Origin, without a single presence on labels.