This Pinot comes from the Sol de Sol vineyard in Traiguén, where the vines grow on red clayey soils of volcanic origin, deep, rich in organic matter, with good water retention. Malleco is a marginal climate with a short growing season, so the unique, protected micro-climate of this vineyard is critical to the development of such a delicate variety.
Aged for 12 months in French oak, this is light to medium bodied, cherry red in colour and with trademark cherry, black berry, game, spice and earthy aromas. This does need decanting, particularly in its youth, but after a couple of hours you should get a full-flavoured, elegant wine, packed with fruit and spice notes, with rounded tannins and a long, fine, complex finish with hints of dried herbs, tobacco leaf, black pepper and vanilla.
Serve with roast duck, goose or other game.
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