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.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Nimbus Estate Pinot Noir 2009

This is Wine #2 of the Wines of Chile Blogger Tasting.

Hailing from the Casablanca Valley this Pinot Noir was a hit with the group. 

The fermentation was made in small containers in order to separate each lot.  The grapes underwent a cold soak for one week at 10C and then quick alcoholic fermentation.  During fermentation, punch-down and one traditional pump-over was made to keep the cap wet.  There was no post-fermentation maceration.  After alcoholic fermentation, the wine was racked to French oak barrels to complete the malolactic fermentation and remains for 10-12 months.  Small lots are harvested, fermented and aged separately until the final blend.

Aging Potential: Between 5 and 8 years

Tasting Notes: Intense Garnet color. The nose opens with oodles of ripe black fruit entwined with layers of chocolate, tobacco and cinnamon.  10-12 months in French oak barrels seamlessly integrate fruits and silky tannins.  Its perfectly balanced acidity gives this wine a ling finish.

Tasting Notes from the Bloggers: Nose is grape juice and organic strawberries.  Palate is chocolate, oak, pepper, dark berry covered in nutmeg, cherry, raspberry wrapped in earthiness.  Silky smooth.

SRP $19.99

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