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.
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.