Located less than 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Tapihue, in the central
portion of Chile’s famed Casablanca Valley. Maritime breezes keep temperatures cool
while the bright daytime sun encourages a lengthy growing season resulting in wines with
bright, fresh and ripe flavors. Planted in red clay over granite soil, the naturally low-vigor
vines experience slow ripening which ensures the development of natural sugars to
balance the fruit’s characteristic acidity.
Normal to cool weather early in the season resulted in natural fruit
concentration on the vine and encouraged a long, slow maturation. Toward the end of the
season, temperatures stayed cool in Casablanca, allowing for the harvest to occur when the
berries were at their ideal level of ripeness.
The grapes were picked in early April, carefully hand sorted
and gently crushed into stainless steel tanks for cold maceration at 8-10ºC. Fermentation
took place at 22-25ºC in barrels and stainless steel tanks, and malolactic fermentation with
native yeasts. Aged for 10 months: 70% in French oak barrels, 30% in tank.
Deep ruby in color with bright, intense aromas of cherry and raspberry,
with hints of vanilla. Soft and mouthwatering on the palate with medium body, and ripe red
berry flavors. Lively acidity coupled with elegant, soft tannins and a long and clean finish.
Serve Root: 1 Pinot Noir with paella, shellfish bisque, mushroom risotto
or creamed spinach. A classic pairing with coq au vin or roasted duck, enjoy with charcuterie
and creamy bleu, Gouda or brie cheeses.