Apellation: Curico Valley
Varietal Range: Pinot Noir
Soil: Sandy Loam
Age of vines: 10 years
Training system: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Density: 3,330 plants/hectare (1,350 plants/acre)
Yield: 12 tons/hectare (4.9 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Mechanical harvest during the last 2 weeks of
Warm temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime and a wide fluctuation between daytime and nighttime temperatures, resulting from the proximity of the Pacific Ocean (80 kilometers, or 50 miles) and the Andes mountains (50 kilometers, or 37 miles). These vineyards receive coastal breezes during the afternoon which help keep summer temperatures moderate. Annual precipitation averages about 600 millimeters, or 23.6 inches, concentrated in the winter months.
Maceration: 4-16 days.
Extraction: Traditional pumping-over and punching.
Fermentation: Initiated with active dry yeast (Bayanus) at temperatures ranging between 18-20 degrees Celsius (64-68 Fahrenheit).
Aging: Wine aged in stainless steel tanks with oak contact for 6
Appearance: Cherry-colored with red highlights.
Nose: Intense nose of strawberry, clove, coffee and toast.
In mouth: Medium bodied with a hint of smokiness on the finish Appearance: Cherry-colored with red highlights.
Pairing Recommendation: Foie Gras, Blue cheese