Casas Del Bosque Reserva Pinot Noir 2019
Freshly fruited, with cherries and strawberries on the nose and a hint of hay. Light, fresh and balanced, with gentle acidity and a clean, fruity finish. Ideally served at 57-61ºF with charcuterie, cold meats and pâtés. Spring vegetables such as peas or grilled asparagus with goat cheese.
90 pts James Suckling
88 pts Wine Enthusiast and BEST BUY
87 pts Decanter
This wine comes from a selection of fruit from ungrafted vines planted between 1999 and 2008 in Casas del Bosque´s own vineyard in the westernmost reaches of the Casablanca Valley. Mainly sourced from flat, loam soil blocks equipped with drip irrigation, these vines were cropped at an average of 6 tons per hectare (2.4 t/acre). On arrival to the winery, the fruit was partially destemmed and cold soaked for 3-4 days. Fermentation occurred spontaneously, with daily punch-downs and pump-overs. Total cuvaison is two weeks at most. A third of the young wine was drained to used, French oak barrels for 6 months. The remainder wine was kept in tank on its fine lees and racked only once, before the final blend was made. The first bottling occurred on February 10th, 2020 and a total of 6,600 cases were made.