VineCo Estate Series™ Wine Making Kit - Chilean Pinot Noir
If wines were personified by movie characters, Pinot Noir would be your Mrs. Robinson—mature and seductive. No wine evokes more sultry descriptions as Pinot Noir, often characterized as having a supple, silky texture and arousing earthy aroma. Sensual summarizations aside, Pinot Noir is considered one of the “founder varieties”. Its exact origins are unknown, but modern genetic study has revealed Pinot to be the parent of countless grape varieties including Chardonnay and Corvina, as well as hundreds of mutations of itself, including Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Flavors and aromas are overwhelmingly fruit-forward—raspberry, plum, rhubarb, pomegranate, and strawberry—with subtle notes of earth and damp leaves. Burgundy, France enjoys the highest acclaim for its Pinot Noir, but this grape is no less renowned in Oregon and California in the U.S. and New Zealand in the southern hemisphere.
Of all the wines produced in Chile, Pinot Noir is perhaps the most celebrated within and without the country. The temperate climate and rich soil produce grapes that are more acidic and remarkably fresh, in turn making wine known for fruity notes, high acidity, and delicate tannins.
Our Chile Pinot Noir is dominated by red fruit flavors of strawberry and raspberry and underpinned by a slight vegetal character. A dry red wine with a medium body matched by a medium oak character with an alcohol content of 13% by volume. The Estate Pinot includes a single dose of blended origin, medium toast oak chips. Pinots are known for being complex with subtle oak. This blend adds mouthfeel and very subdued hints of spice.
The VineCo Estate Pinot Noir demands that it be sipped and savored. Do not drink it down like you might a common table wine. Approach with a subtle assuredness like you might if an attractive stranger caught your eye from across the room. Enjoy the deep, captivating flavors as if you’re getting to know this wine for the first time. For a dance at the dinner table, pair off with something that has a touch of spice like Kerala duck curry or Char siu pork.