Vina Ventisquero Grey Glacier Las Terrazas Vineyard Single Block Pinot Noir 2015
This wine is excellent with oily fish, pasta, soup and cheese.
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My first encounter with a Pinot Noir from the Grey range (even if it has been produced since 2011) is the 2015 Grey Pinot Noir, which is produced with fruit from Leyda. Some 15% of the clusters fermented whole in open vats. It has a ripe nose without excess, with notes of sour cherries and some flowers. Quite aromatic. The palate is gentle but with power. This is the first time the Pinot Noir is not filtered, and that's why it was aged for a little longer.
Ventisquero began making wine in 2000. Today, the winery is led by a young, creative team of entrepreneurs who guide us to a single purpose: creating distinctive, high quality wines. They look for innovative ways to communicate with their target audience and to market our products around the world.
Under the guidance of head winemaker Felipe Tosso, the winery was built in the Coastal Maipo Valley, where grapes for their first wines were produced. Three years later, they ventured into the Casablanca Valley and the prestigious Apalta Valley, the source today for Vina Ventisquero's premium wines.
With estate-owned vineyards in Chile's top wine producing areas – Coastal Maipo, Casablanca, Leyda and Colchagua – and extensive research to uncover the secrets of the country's unique terroir, Vina Ventisquero seeks to produce wines of the highest quality and consistency.
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.