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 2021 Pinot Noir Sol de Sol from Malleco, Traiguen, was cold-macerated for 6 days before 60% continued in 50% new barrels for 8 months. Light purple in hue with expressive aromas of sour cherry, strawberry and a hint of earth. In the mouth, this is voluminous with a fresh palate and mild flow, offering precise, well-integrated acidity. The flavors are pleasantly intense, and delicious fruity aromas develop a little later.Vinous June 2022
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: 17 years
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Size: 6/750ml
- Cases Imported: 300
- UPC: 835603002560