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País

When the Spanish conquistadors established vineyards in Chile, introducing wine to Latin America for the first time, País, a red wine grape with little flavor, soon became the most popular grape in the country. Although other grapes have since spread in Chile, País still makes up one-quarter of the annual grape harvest. Considered “native” to Latin America, which means it was brought to the new world as a seed (rather than cuttings) and subsequently bred there, the País produces a weak, light brown wine that is generally reserved for jugs.