Santa Macarena Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2020
A single vineyard Pinot Noir, bright and aromatic with subtle oak. Emphasis on delicious red fruit flavours, drinkability and enjoyment.
Meet the maker: Espinos Y Cardos
Region: Leyda, San Antonio, Aconcagua – Chile
Grape(s): Pinot Noir (100%)
14.5% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan
From one of the most coastal vineyards in Chile. Situated in the Leyda Valley, a small sub-area of the San Antonio Valley, a wine-producing sub-region which itself is part of the bigger Aconcagua wine region.
San Antonio just 5km from the ocean, within a small vineyard region 55 miles west of central Santiago and just south of Casablanca Valley.
Morning mists and spring frosts, often associated with the Napa Valley and Bordeaux are brought from the west coast by the Humboldt current.
The grapes are carefully selected and picked manually early in the morning.
Cold maceration prior to alcoholic fermentation at 10°C for three to four days for extraction.
Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at low controlled temperature (maximum 25°C), to avoid the loss of volatile (aromatic) compounds.
Regular pumping over to facilitate colour extraction and skin components.
Ageing in tank with oak to add complexity and subtle toasty character to the final wines.