Get to know: Espinos Y Cardos, Santa Macarena Pinot Noir
The fruit for this cool Pinot Noir is from a single vineyard in San Antonio just 5 km from the ocean. The wine is bright and alive in the glass. You'll find aromas of ripe cherry, thyme and cured meat with subtle oak playing a supporting role. On the palate the emphasis is on drinkability and enjoyment with a finely textured palate full of pure red fruit and a zippy line of acidity keeping it fresh before a savoury, dry finish.
This is very versatile with food with anything from Salmon to Duck
"Chile is a great source for good value Pinot Noir and this wine from Santa Macarena is very appealing. There's some lovely fruit and enough savoury depth to make it interesting. I'd have this with grilled salmon."
Between the mountains and the sea, Espinos y Cardos looks to craft subtle, pure expressions of classic international varieties from their two ranges. Focused on vineyards in Casablanca and Curico, Espinos Y Cardos combines cutting edge winemaking with regional typicity to provide a range that is at the beating heart of the country.
Grapes are carefully selected and picked manually early in the morning. Cold maceration prior to alcoholic fermentation at 10C during 3-4 days in order increase skin components extraction. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at low controlled temperature to maintain the delicate aromas and flavours. Regular pumping over was used to extract colour and a little tannin for stucture. Ageing took place in tank with oak to add complexity and subtle toasty character to the final wines.