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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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The 2016 20 Barrels Pinot Noir was produced with grapes from vines planted in 1985 in their Fundo El Triángulo Estate in Casablanca on granite soils, a brand that was created in 1998 selecting the best 20 barrels of Pinot Noir they had. It fermented with neutral yeasts after a cold soak, later foot trodden in small vats and then matured in 80% new barriques and 20% 2,000- and 5,000-liter oak foudres for 12 months. This is really elegant and balanced, nuanced, complex and with a medium-bodied palate with silky, fine-grained and tense tannins and a tasty, elegant and mineral granite finish. Very impressive. 80,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2017.

Matías Ríos has taken over winemaking duties from Adolfo Hurtado. He presented me a diverse selection of wines, with a great diversity of varieties. I had always thought of Cono Sur as a kind of Pinot Noir specialist, but as you can see here, I tasted a bit of everything from their very, very wide portfolio. All the whites are bottled without malolactic in an effort to achieve freshness, and the Pinot Noirs are elegant and textured with the influence from the granite soils that make them different from the wines from Burgundy.

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Maipo, Colchagua

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