The 2018 Estate Pinot Grigio displays an intense and clean nose, with aromas that remind the classic pear and apple-like fragrances, plus elegant floral and citrus notes. The palate, despite being dry on entry, reveals a significant long-lasting structure, along with a lingering, refreshing savouriness that make this a versatile wine of outstanding quality.
Begun in 1870 by Don Maximiano Erruzuriz in the tiny town of Panquehue, Errazuriz vineyards was, not long after its founding, one of the largest single-owner wine estates in the world, with 1730 acres planted in an area largely unknown for viticulture in Chile at the time. Don Maximiano was used to making big bets, however. As the part owner of the country's primary copper producer and the owner of the country's primary natural gas producer, Don Maximiano did not do anything half-heartedly. As.. read more
Grapes were handpicked and taken to the winery, where they were destemmed, crushed and pressed. The must was lightly clarified and fermented in stainless steel tanks at 12¼ - 14¼C. Fermentation took between 15 to 20 days, and the resulting wine was then separated in different lots that stayed in touch with their lees during three months to intensify its distinctive fruit character and develop a nice texture. Once the final blend was finished, it was stabilized and softly filtered prior to bottling.