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Viña Quintay Clava Coastal Reserve Pinot Noir 2012



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Showcasing the bery best of the region this wine displays optimal purity of fruit. From Casablanca Valley, this bright, cherry red wine, has intensea aromas of raspberry jam, blackberries and other berries. It is medium bodied with good structure, lively acidity and a well balanced and persistent finish. The dominant flavours are red fruits. A real benchmark wine of the region. 

Food Matching: Perfect for drinking on it's own or with chicken, pork or fish dishes. 

Grape Variety100% Pinot Noir 

Region: Casablanca Valley, Chile
Vineyard: Estate grown grapes
Age of the Vineyard: 10 years
Time of Harvest: First week of March
Altitude: 250m      

Harvest Method: Hand picked 
Viticulture & Winemaking: Fruit was taken to the winery and only grapes in perfect condition selected. Before putting them in the tanks they were put through an intercooler, dropping their temperature to 3ºC. The grapes were kept in this condition for 7 days, in order to macerate the skin with the pulp in this cold condition. After that, in the alcoholic fermentation process, the temperatures were raised to 24-26ºC for about 15 days. Traditional vinification but very limited not to over extract. Post fermentation 40% of the wine was transferred to French barrels of different brands and toast levels, for 4 months, for native malolactic fermentation. Stirred weekly to raise its lees and keep them suspended to gain an oilier texture. Wine removed from barrels and combined with unoaked wine to rest for 6 months. Before bottling, the wine was gently filtered.
Oak Ageing: 40% of the wine oaked for 4 months then combined back into barrel for 6 more months. Wood is a variety of brands/ toast.
WinemakerVincente Johnson 

Alcohol: 14% vol.
Volume: 750ml
Residual Sugar: 3.8 gr/ litre
Standard Drinks: 8.3
Best Served: 14°
Cellaring:  Ready to drink now.