This wine may prove the Malleco Valley to be the holy grail for Chilean Pinot Noir.
The cold climate during maturation gives this wine intense fruit aromas like cherries and red fruits. Thanks to aging in French oak barrels for ten months, the wine elegantly combines complexity, balance and fresh aromas.
Pairs well with a wide range of foods from game birds to grilled seafood.
The 2013 Sol de Sol Pinot Noir is harvested late, as the cool climate in the Malleco Valley in the south of Chile makes the grapes ripen quite late. The destemmed and crushed grapes go through a cold soak before fermenting. Élevage was in French oak barrels and lasted some ten months. The palate is medium-bodied with sharp acidity, focused flavors, clean, refreshing and quite impressive, as the vines were only planted in 2008. Only if the wine was a bit longer.Wine Advocate December 2015
These grapes were harvested late in the season due to the cold climate. Yields were less than 3 tons per acre. The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed, then cold soaked to extract as much as possible from the small clusters. The cap was punched down three times each day, then pressed into French oak barrels where it was aged for 12 months.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
- Region: Malleco
- Avg Elevation: 500 feet
- Avg Age of Vines: 9 years
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Size: 6/750ml
- Cases Imported: 300
- UPC: 835603002560