Montsecano 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley

Montsecano 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley

Item Number: 11289

UPC: 7-804635970010

Country: Chile
Region: Aconcagua
Sub Region: Casablanca
Appellation/AVA: Casablanca Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: granitic
Elevation: 1,020-1,220 ft

Winemaking Notes: This 100% biodynamic, hand-harvested, single vineyard Pinot Noir is aged and fermented completely in concrete eggs with indigenous yeast. There is no fining or filtering.

Tasting Notes: Dark ripe cherry and black fruits jump out of the glass with underlying raspberry fruit notes. A condensed and dark spiraling mid-palate shows layers of minerality and complexity, with hints of wet crushed rock (granite), sage, clove and blueberry. It is a rich Pinot Noir with full fruit and a long, generous, smooth finish.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94+ (4/28/2017)

    One of the best vintages of the grand vin here has to be the eponymous 2016 Montsecano, produced 100% with Pinot Noir from the zone of Las Dichas in Casablanca. The vines were planted in 2006 on red clay and granite soils and, as all the wines here, sees no oak whatsoever; it fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and was kept in egg-shaped cement vats until bottling in February 2017. This is simply delicious. This is not a Burgundy Pinot Noir, there is always a touch of rusticity here, an earthy touch. This is a pure Pinot Noir; it slowly opens up in the glass to an intoxicating mixture of wild flowers and herbs, with that rustic touch. The palate has very fine-grained tannins, tasty and long. I think this captures the intensity of the people that work here.