Errazuriz 'Aconcagua Costa' Pinot Noir, Aconcagua Valley
- Pinot Noir
- Delicate and fresh with notes of wild strawberry, smoky oak and cherries.
- Aconcagua Valley
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- The Wild Ferment Pinot Noir was made with the native yeasts that are normally present on the skins of the grapes. These yeasts produce a greater combination and proportion of by-products under the demanding conditions imposed by the fermentation process and therefore develop complex and distinctive aromas and flavours.
The freshly picked bunches
were carefully destemmed and underwent a
5-7-day cold soak at 5ºC prior to being fermented
in open top tanks at 22º-28ºC. Total skin contact,
including a post-fermentation maceration, was 12
to 18 days. The wine was aged for 12 months in
French oak barrels, 15% of which were new.
Delicate and fresh with notes of wild strawberry, smoky oak and cherries. The finely structured palate is both smooth and velvety with dark fruits, a hint of gaminess and a touch of toastiness.
- 'Elegant aromas of red fruits and fresh herbs. Great energy on the palate with crunchy acidity, refreshing bright red cherry and strawberry fruit and a saline, savoury twist. Perfect focus, exciting tang, roundness and presence, a young, vigorous Pinot which will continue surprising us with time.' - Decanter, 2016
'It's taken him a while. But Errazuriz winemaker Francisco Baettig may finally have cracked the code when it comes to making world-class Pinot Noir in a country, Chile, that has tended to settle for good-enough with this fickle grape variety. The solution lay in the combination of soil and climate in a vineyard Baettig helped develop for Eduardo Chadwick at the western end of the Aconcagua Valley on the Pacific Coast. Baettig's own light-touch winemaking skill has also played its part.' - David Williams, The Guardian, 22 January 2017
- Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
DECANTER GOLD MEDAL 2015
WINE MERCHANT TOP 100 2015
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- Food match:
This is one of the few reds that can be very successfully matched with fish. A seared tuna steak would be lovely!
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