|Montsecano 2015 Estate Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley||Login||—||In Stock|
|Montsecano 2015 Pinot Noir, Refugio Vineyard, Casablanca||Login||—||In Stock|
Sommeliers International: An Art-House Wine from the Other Side of the World
Montsecano is a collaboration between Julio Donoso of Chile and André Ostertag of Domaine Ostertag in Alsace. Julio Donoso, a famous fashion photographer, met André in the early 90s while shooting a story on him. Friends for many years, Julio convinced André to travel to Chile and see his family's property. For André, it was love at first sight. It has been said that he even teared a little while viewing the property. André joined forces with Julio immediately after the trip.
Montsecano is a biodynamic estate consisting of two hillside, granitic, small vineyards in the Casablanca Valley. A minimal approach is used in the horse-plowed vineyard and winery. The wines are made exclusively in stainless steel micro tanks or concrete egg fermenters. No oak is used. The small production consists of two Pinot Noirs, which are quickly being recognized as the benchmark for South American Pinot.
Montsecano is a member of Chanchos Deslenguados.