Root 1 Pinot Noir 2018
Serve this Pinot Noir with grilled fish, steamed mussels or fresh crab. Pairs well with traditional pasta dishes with lots of garlic, as well as roasted eggplant, barbecued chicken and spring vegetable risotto.
Taste the pure essence of Chile’s incomparable viticulture. Produced from estate vineyards located across the best appellations to achieve the ultimate expression for each varietal, Root:1 wines are unmatched in quality and taste. Root:1 is especially unique in that the geography of Chile makes it one of the few regions in the world unaffected by phylloxera. Root:1 grapes are grown from ungrafted rootstock, producing wines with intense fruit, flavor and authentic varietal character.
Their vineyards were the first to be certified 100% sustainable by Wines of Chile, and they’re the first winery in the nation to adopt carbon offset measures. By utilizing sustainable techniques to manage vine growth, provide proper irrigation, and honor the unique attributes of each site, they’re guaranteeing not only the quality of their product but also the longevity and health of the land around us and the community that makes their vineyards possible.
Whether it’s forming new relationships or strengthening existing ones, their wines are made to be shared with the ones you love most. Root:1 brings people together to create memorable experiences, no matter the occasion.
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.”