Errazuriz Las Pizarras Pinot Noir 2017
The Errazuriz Las Pizarras Pinot Noir is sourced entirely from the Viña Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Estate and specifically from blocks that have a significant component of metamorphic rock including slate (pizarras, in Spanish). Given the extremes of this cool climate site, as well as the uniqueness of its soils and elevations, each small block ripens at its own pace. Its proximity to the cool Pacific Ocean and its well-drained soils, with high level of slate and metamorphic rock, allow the Estate to produce Pinot Noir of exceptional complexity, depth, minerality and natural acidity. Las Pizarras Pinot Noir is vibrant, its aroma is full of raspberries, rosehips, myrtle and an interesting spicy character. A few minutes after pouring, the different layers begin to emerge. Distinct aromas of wet stone, sweet spice and earthy characters transporting one to the place itself. There is a feeling of moist fog and chalky soils that projects the unique characters of the cool climate terroir of Aconcagua Costa. In the palate, the wine is complex and well structured, it is decidedly forward and with fine, elegant tannins that are defined by the slate and schist soils. A wine of great perseverance, with elegant tannins delivering a long and persistent finish.