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.