Montsecano 2016 Pinot Noir, Refugio Vineyard, Casablanca

Montsecano 2016 Pinot Noir, Refugio Vineyard, Casablanca

Item Number: 10911

UPC: 7-804635970003

Country: Chile
Region: Aconcagua
Sub Region: Casablanca
Appellation/AVA: Casablanca Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Refugio Vineyard
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screwcap
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Granite
Elevation: 820 feet

Winemaking Notes: This 100% biodynamic, hand harvested, single vineyard Pinot Noir is aged and fermented completely in stainless steel and concrete egg with indigenous yeast. There is no fining or filtering. A low amount of SO2 is added.

Tasting Notes: The wine shows bright raspberry, strawberry jam, with rose petals, violets, and a light component of baking bread. The wine is extremely vibrant with a light, glassy, soft, and smooth midpalate. The light tannin cradles the wine and lends itself to the refreshing acidity with a long, jam influenced.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (4/1/2017)

    I tasted the whole range with one of the partners, Julio Donoso, three weeks after the bottling. We started with the 2016 Refugio Pinot Noir, which is pure Pinot Noir from red soils rich in clay and granite in Casablanca, fermented with indigenous yeasts and kept in egg-shaped cement vats until bottling. This is very fresh, focused and complex even if it's still so obviously young. The grapes were harvested extremely early, 17 days earlier than their first vintage (2010) even considering the year was cooler and later ripening. It's very tasty and elegant, with symmetry and chiseled flavors. It was not dizzy despite the recent bottling.