Another winner form Santa Rita. Simple and easy to drink with everyday snacks and dinner. Can't beat the price.
This wine was mostly affordable.
It was drinkable, but seemed a bit 'thin',
lacking the rich depth I was expecting from a Pino.
I liked this wine and found it very good. I have enjoyed drinking it and may order a case in the future.
I found this to be very drinkable and ordered another case. Good value here. WC's description is accurate.
Wine Maker Notes
The Cordillera de la Costa allows marine breezes to enter the valley that has great influence on lowering temperatures at dusk, an especially important effect on the period of maturation.
The valley has a very dry and warm climate with rainy summers and winters (annually rainfall of 595 mm). During summer, south and southwesterly winds cause low nighttime temperatures with great daily thermal oscillation. The thermal condition is sub-humid with an average annual temperature of 14.9 ºC (57ºF).
The soil is of volcanic origin of granite rocks from geological formations such as glaciers, volcanic eruptions and local chemical reactions. It has clayish, loam-clayish and sandy soils of different depths that vary between 30 and 70cm.
Manual harvest during the months of April and May. Grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and macerated in cold for 5 days to achieve its maximum color extraction and to avoid excessive tannin extraction. Fermentation takes place at temperatures between 24 and 28°C depending on each lot and zone. 10% wood was used during the fermentation process to increase color fixation and to stabilize wines. After alcoholic fermentation, 20% of the wine was aged in French oak for 8 months for sweetening and complexity.
An ideal match for pastas, shellfish, tuna and pork.