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Casa Marín Cartagena Tres Viñedos Pinot Noir 2011

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91 Pts. Descorchados

Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Light ruby, pink rim. Bright and lively, full of wild strawberries and red apples. Juicy soft and fun. Mid weight with balanced softly ripe tannins. Lots of squashed summer red fruits and just a  touch of leather. Beautifully long and clean.

Vineyard: Estate Grown Lo Abarca – San Antonio Valley, Chile
Age of the VineyardVines were planted in December 1999/beginning of 2000   
Time of Harvest: Last week of March, first week of April
Altitude: 35 and 45 meters above sea level

Harvest Method: Handpicked from three different blocks
Winemaking: Grapes are manually sorted by hand, leaving behind unwanted green materials. No crushing , just distemming. The must is cold macerated before fermentation for 1 day. Fermentation with commercial yeast at 18 - 20°C for 2 weeks, daily punch downs by hand. Before fermentation is complete the wine is transferred by gravity into the French barrels where the lees are stirred for couple months. Half of the wine is kept in oak for 7 months, the other half remains in stainless steel vats until the final blend is completed. No acid addition or finning products.
Winemaker: Maria Luz Marín and Felipe Marín

Alcohol: 14.0% vol.
Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugars: 3.0 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.3
Best Served: 13°-14„ƒ
Ageing50% aged on used oak (a mix of second to fifth use barresl) for 7 months and the other 50% in stainless steel vats