Schwaderer Casablanca Pinot Noir 2019

Traditional Price €25
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Pinot Noir grows well in a select few locations in the world, and the Casablanca Valley in Chile is right up there on this list.

Casablanca lies between Santiago inland and Valparaiso on the coast. Between its volcanic soils and cooling ocean breezes, it’s Pinot Noir growing heaven.

The grapes for this wine come from a well-kept vineyard on the ocean side of the valley, and every afternoon an ocean breeze blows through, which lowers the temperature by 5 degrees. This is just what Pinot grapes love - a wide variation in temperature and long growing season.

And the vines grow on poor soils on the slopes, which means they give pretty low yields by Chilean standards (8-9 tons per hectare). So you get lovely concentrated Pinot flavours in the grapes.

Connie has been buying these grapes for 20 years, so she knows exactly what to do with them in the winery. Everything is handled gently and slowly, and then the wine is aged in 3rd-4th use French oak for 15 months.

You land up with a wine that’s intense, spicy, a touch creamy, and full of red fruits - exactly what good Pinot should taste like (IMHO).

And because it’s made in Chile and not France - this quality is yours for an absolute snip.

Type

Red

Grape(s) 

100% Pinot Noir

Country

Chile

Region of origin

Casablanca Valley

Appellation

Vintage

2019

Alcohol %

14,0%

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

14

Type of Oak

French oak

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

20 year old vines

Average altitude of vines (m)

300 mamsl

Soil type(s)

Granitic with red clay

Closure Type

Cork

Is this wine organic?

Not certificated

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

No

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential

4 years

Ideal drinking window

2020-2024

There's no better winemaker to show you premium Chile, than my good friend Connie Schwaderer. She’s one of the very best over there - she was crowned Winemaker of the Year in Chile six years ago.

Read more about Connie here

Chile isn’t very sophisticated when it comes to food, so it’s hard to find a good local match for this. Connie suggests mushroom risotto, pizza with mushrooms and gorgonzola (are you seeing a pattern here…)

 

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