Casa Silva Lago Ranco Pinot (Patagonia)


100% Pinot Noir


Futrono Estate, Region Austral, Patagonia, Chile
Vineyard / Estate / Viticulture:
Soil Type: The soil is of volcanic origin with sedimentary rocks with a mixture of immature sands, pyroclastic rocks and volcanic ashes (trumaos). It has deep soils with intense biological activity. In the first centimetres of the soil profile, there are loose and permeable materials that then, in depth, intermingle with clays. Special Vintage Info: The climate of Futrono, in Chilean Patagonia and located 904kms south of Santiago, has a strong lake influence, which generates thermal uniformity given its proximity to the Andes Mountains. It has an average rainfall of 1800mm with an average maximum temperature from January to May of 18.5 o C and an average minimum temperature of 9.3 o C from January to May.
Vinification / Winemaking:
– How grapes were handled: 100% hand picked
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: The boxes of grapes were received and kept in a cool chamber for 2 days until temperatures reach 2ºC. Then a gentle destemming was done, with the intention of not breaking the skins but to keep intact the natural condition of the grape. Pre-fermentation maceration for 7 days in small wood fermentation tanks with an open top in order to be able to gently trample during fermentation, which develops for 12 days at temperature of 18°C – 24°C. Post fermentation, maceration of 7 days it uncovered barrel of 500 litres with realization of its malolactics in the same barrel. Barrel aging 500 litres of third use.
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– Reasons for this choice:
– Ageing – barrels / size / time: Aging in barrels of 500 litres (third use) for 5 months
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Tasting Notes:
Attractive bright pale pink. Wild Strawberry nose of the native forest, myrtille, sour cherry, with soft notes of cinnamon and candied orange peel. Fresh, balanced mouth of sour, red fruits with soft, round tannins which gives a pleasant ease of enjoyment. It comes with a persistence of its place of origin that cleans the mouth.