Aconcagua Costa Pinot Noir 2020, Errazuriz
Chile / Aconcagua Valley
Andy's Tasting Notes
Terrific definition and proper concentration – yet very fresh, nuanced and understated. This is no new world ‘big and jammy’ Pinot!
Produced by ace wine-maker Francois Baettig (who also makes the super premium and iconic Las Pizzaras wines).
Price per bottle £17.50 £14.40
The Errazuriz Estate was founded in 1870 when Don Maximiano Errazuriz planted his first vineyards at Panquehue in the Aconcagua Valley – 100km North of the capital. Recognising that this valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world class vineyard.
Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano’s descendant Eduardo Chadwick. Eduardo is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business.
Errazuriz’s philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, “From the best land, the best wine.” Vina Errazuriz believe in the concept of ‘terroir’ and strive to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the winemaking process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua and Casablanca valleys, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on the delicate handling of the wines, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity.
Food matchMushroom and pancetta pasta