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Morande Reserva Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley 2011
- Varietal: Pinot Noir
- Country: Chile
- Region: Casablanca Valley
- Unit Size: 750 ml
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Decanter Magazine 91 Points
Buckets of ripe fruit, especially blackberries and raspberries, as well as sweet spices, wet earth, floral notes and dark chocolate. Sappy, grippy, great energy and focus, this is proper Pinot. Scented, tense and vibrant, it has purity and poise. Bravo.
Colour: the wine is bright, luminous cherry-red.
Aroma: in the nose it displays intense fruity aromas, reminiscent of raspberries, with touches of roses and spices.
Flavour: it has good body in the mouth and a delicate structure, rich in red fruit flavours and spices, with good balance and intensity.
Ideal to accompany oily fish such as salmon, cod and sea bass, in addition to hams, pastas, fresh cheeses and cream soups.
The fruit comes from our Belen vineyard in Casablanca. Its soils are granitic with low fertility and this, accompanied by the cold, maritime climate of the valley, enables grapes with great aromatic expression and abundant freshness to be produced. The vineyard is planted using a high-density scheme (10,000 plants/ha) on hillsides facing south and south-west to achieve the best possible exposure to the sun in the cooler periods of the day. The vines are trained on vertical espaliers with Guyot pruning. Minimal irrigation completes the balanced development required for the production of high quality grapes. Three different clones provide increased aromatic complexities and different structures in the body of the wine.
The grapes are hand-picked at the exact point of their ripening process and the clusters selected in both the vineyard and the winery. When crushing is taking place, about 30% of grapes are left whole, so helping to give the fruit fuller expression. The grapes are exposed to low temperatures for a long, pre-fermentative maceration. immediately alcoholic fermentation this is finished, the wine is taken to French oak casks for ageing. Here malolactic fermentation takes place and the ageing process begins. The wine evolves for 10 months in the casks and is then bottled, so bringing its complete development to an end.
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