Country: Chile Region: Maipo Valley
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2015 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer Espinos y Cardos
It’s almost a cliché to suggest the Chile is a viticultural paradise but with natural barriers and protection in the form of deserts, mountains and oceans, it really is one of the most exciting places to make wine. The Los Espinos range explores some of the premium varietals most adapted to the climate and offers stunning value both in terms of packaging and quality of wine. Drawing on vineyard resources in Casablanca and Maipo, Los Espinos combines cutting edge winemaking, with regional typicity to provide a range that is at the beating heart of the country.
A single vineyard Pinot Noir from one of the most coastal vineyards in Chile in San Antonioi just 5 km from the ocean, within a small vineyard region 55 miles west of central Santiago and just south of Casablanca Valley. Morning mists and spring frosts, often associated with the Napa Valley and Bordeaux are brought from the west coast by the Humboldt current.
Grapes are carefully selected and picked manually early in the morning . Cold maceration prior to alcoholic fermentation at 10C during 3- 4 days in order increase skin components extraction. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at low controlled temperature ( Maximum 25C), which avoids the loss of volatile compounds (aromatic compounds). Regular pumping over to facilitate colour extraction and skin components. Aging in tank with oak to add complexity and oaky character to final wines. Final wines have a deep red- purple colour with delicate sweet red fruit flavours and aromas.
Time: 6 Months; Type: French Staves; % oaked: 100; % new oak: None;
This wine is bright, aromatic and fresh with subtle oak playing a supporting role. The emphasis on the delicious red fruit flavours, drinkability and enjoyment. A seriously cool Pinot.
Very versatile and pairs with anything from Salmon to Duck