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Family Reserve

pinot noir reserve

Origen
Sub-region: Maule Valley
Soil: Sandy loam
Alcohol: 13%
Total acidity: 5.5 g/L
Residual sugar: 2 g/L
climate
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The Yerbas Buenas estate is in an area close to the Andes Mountains with a warm temperate climate. The influence of' the mountains is revealed in the lowest temperature average of' Chile’s Central Valley region. Annual rainfall averages about 800 millimeters (32 inches), almost all in the winter months.

soil
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Shallow alluvial solls of sandy loam, brownish-gray, rocky; subsoil composed of boulders and rounded rocks in sandy matrix.


Viticulture
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Age of vines: 8 years
Vine management system: Trellis
Density: 3,330 plants/hectare (1,350 plants/acre)
Yield: 12 tons/hectare (4,9 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand picking, with double selection in vineyard, in the second half of March.
Vinification
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Maceration: 14-16 days.
Extraction: Traditional pumping-over and punching.
Fermentation: Starts with active dry yeast (Bayanus); temperature 18-20 degrees Celsius (64-68 Fahrenheit.
Aging: Wine conserved over its lees in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves for 6 months.
Tasting Notes
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Appearance: Cherry-colored with red highlights.
Nose: Intense nose of strawberry, clove, coffee and toast. In mouth: mouth feel, spicy, with smoky, with toasting notes in the finish.
Pairing recommendation: Pork loin with wine sauce.