William Fèvre - Chile
Gran Cuvée: Pinot Noir 2008

Our Pinot Noir Gran Cuvee hails from a single vineyard in slope, located at 700 meters above sea level, at the foot of the Andes Mountains Range in the Maipo Valley. This vine is a clone originating 100% from Burgundy, with an annual production of 6.000 kg/ha.

Winemaking process:

The bunches of the Pinot Noir Gran Cuvée are pressed entirely, and the juices separated according to their quality (only the best are selected to produce "our cuvee"). It is then fermented in stainless steel tanks.
After the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is put into 3 year-old French Oak barrels for its malolactic fermentation. We use 3 year-old barrels only not to hide with excessive wood the delicate fruit and character of this Pinot Noir.
The wine will then start a long aging on total lies during 8 to 10 months. The wine is then filtered and bottled.

Tasting note:

This wine is an extraordinary example of the perfect combination between fresh and fruity aromas of the Pinot Noir, with a subtle note given by the wood. The result is an harmonious wine with a good fruit and complexity.
This wine expresses itself with intense aromas of maraschino cherries and glazed raspberries over a base of fresh mountain herbs.

Color : Cherry Red.
Nose : Intense, elegant and complex nose. The first notes are cherry jam, combined with mint, typical of the Maipo terroir, and discreet toasted aromas.
Mouth : Very good structure, round, elegant and good persistence.

Food Recommendation: Game, Poultry, Fish

Cheese Recommendation: Strong Cheeses

Technical information:
Harvest date: 14th March 2008
Harvest Method: manually in small cases of 20 kilos
Production: 16.000 bottles
Alcohol degree: 14,5 % Vol.
Residual sugars: 2,8 g/l
pH: 3,65
Total acidity: 3,24 g/l
Free SO2: 34,4 mg/l
Total SO2: 100 mg/l
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