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Francisco Baettig and Eduardo Chadwick touch red wine glasses in a toast to Errazuriz

Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2017

Aconcagua Valley
  • 75cl bottle

Beautiful cherry red with ruby flashes. This Pinot Noir has exuberant notes of crushed cherries, rosehip, mulberries and red currants with hints of lavender and all spice. Medium-bodied, the palate is juicy with fresh red fruit, floral notes, and subtle earthy notes along with sweet spice and an aftertaste reminiscent of nuts and pastries. Well structured yet very elegant, the fruit and floral notes struck through with intense mineral notes, recalling the chalky soils typical of its terroir. A Pinot Noir of excellent balance and length, with a fresh tension and outstanding persitance.

Vineyards

The grapes for the Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir are sourced from Errazuriz's cool-climate Aconcagua Costa vineyard, located barely 7.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. This pioneering vineyard was planted by Viña Errázuriz in 2005 and 2009. The soil has a thin layer of loamy texture with a base of clay and metamorphic rock (slate/schist), which provides a mineral complexity to the wines grown in these vineyards.

Vintage

The 2017 vintage was characterised by a mild and dry winter, followed by a very sunny and warm summer, finishing with an early harvest. As a result, the vintage blessed us with sophisticated wines that balance fruit concentration, structure and depth. This is mainly due to the season’s particularly low yields. The wines of 2017 have an immense sense of purity, minerality, intensity and structure.

Winemaking

Grapes were hand picked, double sorted, destemmed and crushed. They were then placed in open top stainless steel tanks. Before starting the fermentation process, 65% of the grapes underwent a 3 to 6 day cold soak at 8°C. For fermentation we use only native yeasts, by which the wine develops complex and distinctive aromas and flavours. Total skins contact, including post fermentation maceration, was 12 to 20 days. The final blend was aged for 11 months in French oak barrels, 20% new and 70% of second and third use, while the remaining 10% was aged in concrete vats.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mature Strong Cheeses