Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Valdivieso Reserva Pinot Noir

This is wine #1 from the Wines of Chile Blogger Tasting. On each one I'll share Winemaker notes as well as tasting notes from the group to show how diverse individual palates are.

Valdivieso~ Reserva Pinot Noir 2009
Casablanca Valley

Hand-picked March 30th- April 16th

Tasting Notes (from the Winery)
Color~ Bright vibrant red
Nose~ Intense aroma of fresh berry fruit, strong cassis character and strawberries with elegant sweet spices from barrel aging
Palate~ Full-bodied, with balancing acidity.  Flavors are consistent with the aromatic profile

Tasting Notes (from the group)
Nose~ Burnt rubber, nice spice notes, dark berries and cinnamon
Palate~ sour cherry, dark cherry, rhubarb, juicy plum, strawberry and soy.

~ Careful hand selection
~ Bunches were gently de-stemmed
~ Fermentation is realized in small, stainless steel, open-top fermenters for seven days
~ During fermentation, the skin's cap is pushed by hand three times a day
~ Long post-fermentation maceration on skins for 21 days before pressing
~ Aged for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels

SRP ~ $16.99

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