Very pleasurable on it's own, tis would nevertheless be superb with oriental duck salads or light middle eastern lamb dishes.
A delicate and elegant Pinot Noir, showing ripe fruit flavors of plums and wild strawberries. The wine is balanced with subtle smoky notes and a deliciously lingering finish.
Our Pinot Noir comes from a small Hacienda in Maule. Traditionally fruit farmers, the Moreno Family diversified into wine. The story goes that after a Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot tasting, our winemaker Eric Monnin was served strawberries from the estate. He commented how delicious they were and if they could grow strawberries of this quality, then they must be able to grow Pinot Noir grapes. Low and behold they had already begun working with the varietal. Eric tasted their beautiful Pinot Noir grapes for the first time and was in awe. The vineyards sit in the shadow of the El Dezcabazado volcano and the resulting soils are both rocky and fertile. Maule is in the southern part of the Central Valley and the temperatures here are much cooler than further north. Pinot flourishes in this environment and enjoys the healthy conditions where it can usually ripen without damp conditions. The cooler temperatures allow it to retain crucial acidity which helps provide balance to the ripe fruit. No oak is used.