Espinos y Cardos, Santa Macarena Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2020
Style – Dry, Red Wine, Light Bodied
Grapes – Pinot Noir
Region – Leyda Valley, Chile
Winemaking - A single vineyard Pinot Noir from one of the most coastal vineyards in Chile. Situated in the Leyda Valley, a small sub-area of the San Antonio Valley, a wine-producing sub-region which itself is part of the bigger Aconcagua wine region. San Antonio 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 to increase skin components extraction. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at a low controlled temperature (Maximum 25C), which avoids the loss of volatile compounds (aromatic compounds). Regular pumping over to facilitate colour extraction and skin components.
What it tastes like - 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.
Dietary – Vegan, Vegetarian, Sustainable, Low intervention
ABV – 14%