Veramonte Pinot Noir Reserva 2008

Pinot Noir from Chile, South America

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Item No. 102845
  • RP88
  • ST88
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

At Veramonte, Pinot Noir is hand-sorted before it is destemmed and whole-berry crushed. The grapes cold macerate for five days and fermentation begins in small, open-top tanks. The must is punched down three times a day for two days. Primary fermentation finishes in tanks after maceration and malolactic fermentation is subsequently introduced in oak barrels. The wine then ages in temperature controlled cellars for 9 months.

Concentrated flavors of raspberry and black cherry with violets and vanilla, balanced with silky tannins and a lengthy finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Pinot Noir Reserva is medium ruby-colored and exhibits an expressive nose of rhubarb and cherry. Silky-textured, it has ample sweet fruit, good balance, and a pure finish. Drink it over the next three years. "
88 Points

"Vivid red. Sexy aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, smoke and cinnamon. Sweet, ripe and round, with good intensity to the red berry, pepper and spice flavors. Finishes with a hint of bitter chocolate and chewy but fine tannins. "
88 Points

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Roger Nani - Pasadena, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(10/6/2010)
typical chilean pinot, earthy and a bit of spice. would buy again
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Corey Bragg - Springfield, OR (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/31/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
from vintage to Vintage Chile seems to put of very good wines nothing ground breaking but nothing bad either and great prices.
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