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Vina Montes - Casablanca Pinot Noir 2015

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Maker: Aurelio Montes Baseden
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now -2020
Food Matching

Food Matching

It is hard to mismatch this wine, making it a good choice for buffets or meals that are catering to vegetarians and meat eaters. Salmon is always a good ingredient with Pinot Noir, and you can also try it white-fleshed fish. This wine will take well to game, chicken, and red meats, and can stand up to a good grilling at a barbeque and some spice. Try it with a rich mushroom risotto. One word or caution, however, is to avoid anything too creamy.

Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 85 (2011) JR: 16+ (2008) WS: 87 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Bright ruby red in colour, the nose of this Pinot Noir is very fruity with aromas of raspberries, strawberries and cherries along with a floral touch and some well-integrated oak. The light-bodied palate is delicate and fresh with soft and silky tannins and excellent acidity. The red fruit reappears along with a touch of anise and the finish is perfumed and fresh with good balance and pronounced varietal characteristics.

Winery Information

Vina Montes

A winery like no other, Montes has driven Chile?s ultra-premium wine image from the outset. Since 1988 founder Aurelio Montes and his partners have captivated us with wines of the highest quality and singular design, setting a global standard to follow. Montes Winery brings Chile?s most unique vineyard sites to life capturing their expression through disciplined winemaking, modern technology, and meticulous attention to detail.A true vanguard of Chilean winemaking, Aurelio Montes? greatest.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)85 pts

Wine Advocate # 204. Dec 2012 -  Reviewer : Neal Martin - he 2011 Limited Selection Pinot Noir has a ripe nose of wild strawberry and raspberry preserve with hints of bay leaf. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, sinewy tannins and a sweet, rather simple, tart red cherry finish. Drink now.

JancisRobinson.com (2008)16+ pts

Tasted Sept 2009 - Light crimson, fine-boned, gentle texture. Polished. Certainly not bone dry but on balance this is certainly not sickly and really pretty successful - especially from this area not famous for its Pinot.

Wine Spectator (2014)87 pts

Fresh and lively, with good cut to the spiced cherry and dried beef flavors. Offers notes of forest floor, showing hints of marzipan on the finish.

Vinification Notes

The grapes were cold soaked at 7°C for five days to extract aroma and colour, especially important for thin-skinned Pinot Noir. After that, the grapes were fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and then kept on their skins to give structure and colour for another 15-20 days. After malolactic fermentation, 40% of the final blend was aged in French oak barrels for six to seven months.