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Chile, Casablanca Valley

Casas del Bosque

Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2016

91 pts Tim Atkin

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in colour. On the nose intense aromas of red plum, bramble and cedar dominate with just a hint of nutmeg. In the mouth black cherry, allspice and a touch of leather are all in evidence. A well integrated oak backbone is backed-up by abundant, well-rounded tannins imparting excellent structure and length.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

91 pts Tim Atkin

90 pts Wine Spectator
Svelte, with well-spiced flavors of cherry, dried raspberry and plum that feature notes of cardamom and cumin. The mineral finish is crisp and filled with rich herbal accents. Drink now through 2021. 3,000 cases made. –KM

89 pts James Suckling
Blackcurrant essence, burnt orange rind, stems and ripe red plums. Full body, some dried fruit character, a dash of fresh acidity and a finish where the alcohol does show a little. Drink now.



Winemaker Notes

On arrival at the winery all grapes were first subjected to a whole cluster selection. This was followed by destemming (without crushing) and then an individual berry selection before being gravity fed to small open-top tanks. A 8 day cold soak (at 5ºC/41ºF) ensued after which time the must was warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts (Assmanhaussen and RC212) and fermented during 18 days with temperatures peaking at 28ºC/82ºF. During fermentation the vats were hand-plunged twice daily in order to extract the ideal amount of tannin and colour. Following the completion of fermentation the wine was drained off (after a total maceration time of 26 days) and put to barrel. The wine was aged for a total of 11 months in French oak barrels (25% of which were new, and 75% of which were second and third use) before being bottled without filtration. Vineyard: All fruit was sourced from our own vineyard - located within the coolest, westernmost reaches of the Casablanca Valley. Sourced from 10 to 13 year old hillside blocks planted with the “Valdivieso” field selection on a red clay mixed with decomposed granite. The blocks used in this blended were cropped at an average of 4.5 tonnes per hectare (1.8t/acre).



Chemical Analysis

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Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.54
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/L
Residual Sugar: 3.9 g/L
Volatile Acidity: 0.68g/L

$17.99

13347

Pinot Noir


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