Bodegas Volcanes de Chile Tectonia Pinot Noir 2015

Tasting Notes

Aromas typical of Pinot Noir: rose petals, cherry, dusty pomegranate and light smoke/tea character. The palate is dry with cherry, roses, tea bag, and supple minerality. A touch of earthiness on the finish. This is a balanced medium-bodied wine.

Chile has more than 2,900 volcanoes, and the volcanic soils that dominate the country are at the very core of what interests the team at Bodegas Volcanes de Chile. Their vineyards are spread across different valleys with unique soil compositions and volcanic influences. In 2009, winemaker María del Pilar joined the winery, bringing with her a strong background of enology that she gained from her winemaker mother, Pilar Gonzalez. (Gonzalez was one of few female winemakers working in Chile beginning in the 1980s.)
Grapes come from a vineyard planted on soils with granite and quartz in the upper profile, while in the lower profile appears, high red clay content soils (trumao), from volcanic origin composed of ash, tuffs and basaltic lava. 
The tectonia line of wines is named after the ever-shifting tectonic plates and the unique geomorphology of Chile that causes eruptions and originally led to the formation of the Andes range and the volcanoes.
After hand-harvesting into small crates, the grapes are hand-sorted. After fermentation the wine is transferred into French oak barrels (15% new, plus second and third use), where the malolactic fermentation takes place and the wine is aged for 10 months. 
Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Cheese, Duck, Grilled preparations, Ham, Mushrooms, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Wild Game

Grape Varietal:
100% Pinot Noir
$22.50 each