Errazuriz / 2017 Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir.

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6 x 75cl Bottles
94 Points / James Suckling March 2018.
Errazuriz / 2016 Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir

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COUNTRY/REGION: Chile/Aconcagua Valley.

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir.

ABV: 13%

WINEMAKER NOTES: 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 characterized 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.

WINE MAKING: 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.

TASTING NOTES: Francisco Baettig has gained a reputation for producing Chile's finest Pinot Noir; the combination of soil and climate found in the Manzanar vineyard, along with skilled winemaking, has resulted in a supremely elegantly pinot with great poise and structure.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.