Hacienda Araucano Humo Blanco Pinot Noir
Pale red, verging towards ruby, with red tinges. The nose offers good aromatic intensity with fresh strawberries and cherries. A hint of cloves and other spices is intermingled with the overall aromatic complexity. The wine is supported by a smooth, supple structure and fresh flavours, confirming that the Lolol valley provides exceptional conditions for this grape.
Harvest: Manual picking into small crates. Picked by vineyard plot. Double selection, first by the bunch and then the grapes themselves are sorted.
Vinification: Chilling in a refrigerated room with gentle foulage in these chilled conditions for most of the grapes. Maceration on the skins for 35 days. Fermented in vat with regular pumping over. The 15% of the grapes that were left whole serve to help drain the wine.
Ageing: Malolacticin barrel. Regular stirring during a period of three months. Aged for ten months in french oak barrels of one wine.
Food Pairing: Meats (pork filet, lamb), cheeses.