Errázuriz Las Pizarras Pinot Noir, Aconcagua Costa

Errázuriz Las Pizarras Pinot Noir, Aconcagua Costa

The Pinot Noir grapes are sourced from vineyards planted on soils with a high percentage of metamorphic rock, including slate 'pizarras' in Spanish, in them. Each parcel ripens at its own pace and is harvested at the optimum moment. The grapes, 80% de-stemmed and 20% whole cluster, are picked and rigorously sorted out by hand, before they are fermented in small open-top fermenters with 100% native yeast. Daily gentle punch downs are carried out to keep the cap moist; free-run wine is drained and then kept for 14 months in 100% French oak barrels, 50% of them new. Bright ruby-red with violet hues, it shows layers of cherry, wild strawberry, rose hip with delicate herbal touches of tarragon and dill on the nose. The palate develops the theme adding raspberry, and nutmeg along with a subtle notes of chalk and iodine.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Chile
  • Region: Aconcagua Valley
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Producer: Errázuriz
  • Primary grape: Pinot Noir
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £81.20
  • Code: 33922
  • Expression: Ring