Chile produces a huge variety of varietals and one of them that has been keeping my attention is Pinot Noir. Due to the diverse regions of Chile, they are able to grow just about every grape imaginable – each of which have a distinct character and terroir.
Cono Sur’s Pinot Noir, called Ocio, is a higher-priced one ($50 retail) and does a great job of reflecting the elegance of Pinot Noir, when done well.
- Alcohol: 13.9%
- Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/l
- ph: 3.4
- Total acidity: 6.64 g/l
- Price: $50
Nose: Dried cranberries, cedar, sour cherries, the inside of a new sneaker and the smell of a tire shop. There are also nice notes of black fruits and a splash of violet as well.
Taste: Super light red and black fruits coming thru – sort of like a combination of twizzlers, black cherries and sour candies. Good acids, nice tannin structure with a finish that lingers quite well. I know some folks won’t get the whole tire thing, but for me – I really dig it. I’m going 85% on this one because there are plenty of competing Pinot’s out there that offer similar complexity and finish in the $40-range, however, if you want a really nice Pinot and the opportunity to “taste Chile” then give this one a whirl.