Montsecano "Refugio" Pinot Noir 2014 Casablanca Valley
Perhaps the best Pinot Noir Chile has to offer, produced by the legendary André Ostertag.
Ships Monday, June 27.
Redolent with crisply delineated wild strawberry, dark cherry, wet clay and fresh rose petal. Superb. Uber fresh on the palate with wild berry essence dancing on clayey earth, this wine features awesome length, intensity and purity with a resounding raspberry, saline and pepper sinus blowout that’ll keep you coming back for more
In Casablanca, Chile we find Julia Donoso and André Ostertag (yes, of the Alsatian Ostertags) horse-plowing the granitic, red-clay alluvial hillsides of their bio-dynamically farmed Casablanca Estate. The cool, maritime climate of Casablanca (combined with well-drained, rocky alluvial soils) produces sublime fruit worthy of challenging Burgundy’s Côte d'Or. The Montsecano “Refugio” bottling is a new benchmark for Pinot Noir in South America (the 2013 Refugio received 93 points from the Advocate’s Gutiérrez, who commented “These are some of the best, if not the best Pinot Noirs in Chile”). The 2014, which we are offering today, is better. Produced from bio-dynamically farmed organic fruit and fermented entirely in egg-shaped concrete tanks (there’s not a barrel in the place), this wine is a stunningly gorgeous bottle of Pinot Noir.