2009 Casablanca Valley Chile Pinot Noir
Gold Medal: Tasters Guild Annual International Wine Judging
Deep ruby with cherry center. This wine offers up a succulent nose of blackberries and rose petal backed up by a bit of smoke and cherry compote. Surprisingly rich on entry with sappy blackberry fruit, wild strawberries and more floral notes that turn delicate on the long finish.
Style: Full, Bold
One of the great surprises about my buying trip down to Chile was the tremendous diversity of regions for winegrowing. From the warmer climates of the Maipo, Colchagua and Valle Central to the Casablanca and Leyda Valleys, Chile has it all. All three wines (225, 226, 227) are from one producer, a group of Casablanca’s top growers who built a winery with the express purpose of partnering with importers from around the globe both under their own labels and importer labels such as Cameron Hughes. The focus is purely on top quality, small lot wine production with no expense spared.