Morande Pionero Pinot Noir 2020
To achieve this we have developed production processes and quality guarantees that includes the following: selection of terroirs, grape varieties and clones, vineyard architecture, advanced irrigation systems, organic management and systems for monitoring the growth, ripening and development of the fruit.
"The aim of our line wines is to express the virtues of the vineyard from which the grapes come with the least possible interference in the winemaking. We have achieved this thanks to the meticulous work carried out in our vineyards, where the key factor was the decision to plant each variety in its most appropriate place, bearing in mind the characteristics of the climate and soil. Another key factor is the differentiation of the micro-terroirs that exist within each vineyard, so that we can carry out specific vine-growing work in such as way as to obtain high-quality grapes. As a result, our wines are characterized by great balance in all aspects, plus an important structure in accordance with each variety, soil and climate in the vineyard. What we are searching for in each of our lines are harmonious, genuine wines that are an excellent representation of their type."
Ricardo Baettig, Winemaking Director
A region that has become synonymous with some of the best whites of Chile, the Casablanca Valley is full of dozens of bodegas who either grow fruit here or come from outside to source from local growers for their own white wine programs. The valley runs from east to west, which means that its westernmost vineyards receive the most cooling influence from the reliable afternoon sea breezes. The soils also tend to be heavier in clay in the west, whereas the eastern end of the valley is warmer and its soils are predominantly granitic. Sauvignon blanc thrives here, Chardonnay does well and Pinot noir is not uncommon.
Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”