Casa Silva Cool Coast Paredones Pinot Noir


100% Pinot Noir


Colchagua Valley, Chile
Vineyard / Estate / Viticulture:
– Soil Type: Only 6kms, in a straight line, from the Pacific Ocean, the vineyards are planted in granite soil hills with a percentage of clay, of great depth and drainage. It has evolved soil derived from granitic rocks with a high content of quartz that interact with clays and decomposing quarts rock with high depth.
– Special Vintage Info: The average maximum temperatures for the month of January do not exceed 23 o C. It is ideal for strains such as Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Pinot Noir and Syrah. It produces wines of a unique fruit expression, very fresh and elegant. Paredones vineyards have pioneered the new high quality region for cold weather wines in Chile.
Vinification / Winemaking:
– How grapes were handled: 100% hand picked
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: Grapes cooled down below 3 o C upon arrival at the winery. Hand sorting of the grapes, both before and after destemming, fermentation tanks are filled by gravity. No pumps are used in the process. Pre-fermentive maceration for 12 days between 5-7°C. Gentle alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 15 days between 21°C – 24°C. During the first 7 days the cap was punched down by hand once a day, then increased to twice a day during the next 7 days to finally go back to once a day for the last 7 days of the fermentation.
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– Ageing – barrels / size / time: 100% aged in 2 year old French oak barrels for 12 months
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Tasting Notes:
Dominated by red fruits on the nose, like strawberries, cherries and pomegranate, with subtle notes of cinnamon which add aromatic complexity. Juicy and refreshing on the palate, this wine has a sweet raspberries and wild forest fruits flavours. Its cool coastal origin at Paredones adds a refreshing acidity, soft tannins and an elegant long finish.