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Viña Quintay Q Gran Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

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A classic example of quality Pinot Noir crafted in Casablanca Valley. This Gran Reserve wine is a clean and delicate red colour, with a rose petal aroma together with spicy aromas and herbs, that combines well with soft notes of wood, vanilla and red fruits. It is fresh, balanced and with a clear fruity expression, persistently clean and pleasant. A velvety texture good structure. 

Food Matching: A beautiful glass of wine on it's own. or ideal paired meaty fish dishes, salads and vegetables.

Grape Variety100% Pinot Noir

Region: Casablanca Valley, Chile
VineyardEstate owned vineyards in Casablanca Valley 
Age of the Vineyard: 7 years
Time of Harvest: Last week of March
Altitude: 200m     

Harvest Method: Hand harvest
Viticulture & WinemakingOnly the best grapes are hand sorted. Cold maceration process for six days, in order to extract all the aromas and flavours. Afterwards, in the alcoholic fermentation the temperature was raised to 28ºC. The fermentation was done in open tanks with regular punching down and pumping over during the fermentation, making sure not to extract in excess the tannins from the skin of the grape. Once the alcoholic fermentation was finished, 50% of the wine was transferred to French barrels of varying toasts and sizes (225l. and 400l.) for malolactic fermentation. When finished, the Pinot Noir was rested in barrels until blending, 9 months after the alcoholic fermentation had finished. Before bottling, the wine was carefully filtered.
Oak Treatment: 50 % of the wine spent 9 months in various sizes and toasted French oak barrels (225l. & 400l.).
WinemakerPaula Cárdenas

Alcohol: 13% vol.
Volume: 750ml
Residual sugar: 2.49 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 7.7
Best Served: 16°
Cellaring:  Ready to drink now and will develop over a few years in bottle.