Aila by Santa Ema Pinot Noir 2014
versatile wine. It goes well with chicken, pork, roast beef and vegetarian dishes. Great with mushroom risotto and smooth-creamy cheeses.
In an effort to provide balance to the universe and honor the local Mapuche legacy, the Aila vineyard was planted nine miles from the coast and divided into nine blocks of nine rows each.
As a result, the wine found a perfect balance and harmony with the earth, and the Gods have rewarded the vineyard year after year.
An officially recognized sub-zone in the southern part of the San Antonio Valley, the Leyda Valley was the original settlement of the wine pioneers who came to the area in the 1990s. They were in search of cooler and wetter growing conditions—as compared to more eastern, drier and often warmer locations.
Planting, which began only in the late 1990s, focused on Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot noir and some limited spots for Syrah. The area continues to receive well-earned accolades for wines of these varieties.