P.S. Garcia Malleco Pinot Noir 2019
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.
- Rich, smooth, savoury
- 14% Alcohol
- Drink by 2025
- Fine Wine, Red Wine, Wine
- Chile, Malleco
- Pinot Noir
- P.S. Garcia
Producer: P.S. Garcia
P.S. Garcia is a project that began in 2006 when Felipe Garcia (left, above) produced his first wines from Casablanca Valley, the renowned cool climate region just 30km inland from Chile's Pacific coast. Felipe's vision was about creating wines of their place, in the early days Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir that would both reflect their place of origin and help further define and develop local identity and terroir. In expanding his regional exploration further south, to the regions of Maule and Itata initially, Felipe began working with the Mendoza family, father Patricio and sons Sergio and Nicholas, and the four formalised the partnership in 2017 with the rebranding and launch of multi-regional wines under the P.S. Garcia label.
Wines are broadly split between single varietal wines appropriate to their place, like the Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noirs from individual regions; wines that reflect a cross-regional approach to blending, taking the best Carignan from Maule and blending it with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from Itata for example; and new growth of overlooked or forgotten old world varietals grafted onto century-old rootstocks, redefining a region or individual vineyard's identity and capabilities.
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