Tuesday, 2 September 2008

TN : Wild Ferment Pinot Noir 2006, Vina Errazuriz, Casablanca Valley, Chile

The grapes were from the La Escultura Estate vineyard in the Casablanca Valley. The soil is composed of shallow clay loam. The clonal selection includes 115 and 117, most of which was planted in 1996. The vineyard is trellised to VSP and drip irrigated.

All the grapes were handpicked on the 23rd and 24th April and then deposited into stainless steel tanks. The must then underwent a 5-10 day cold maceration at 8 degrees. The must was fermented using wild yeasts at a temperature between 28 and 32 degrees. The wine was then aged for 11 months in French oak barrels, 57% of which were new.

The wine has a pH of 3.58, TA of 5.13 grammes per litre (Tartaric), and a residual sugar of 2.97 grammes per litre.

Colour : Raspberry/cranberry

Aroma : Oak, red berries, spice

Taste : Spice, oak, red berries, slight violets, cola, acidic finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 159 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Vina Errazuriz

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