Pinot Noir is never a straightforward varietal. Eternally fussy, and extremely fickle, this wonderful grape does fit nicely into the cooler climates of Chile.
Chilean Pinot Noir exudes cherry, cranberry and strawberry, and tends to follow the much-lauded mantra of “less is more” as they pursue a balanced, subtle wine.
Pinot Noir is the flagship red grape of France’s Burgundy region. It’s a thin-skinned varietal that thrives in cooler regions all over the world. It tends to grow in thick clusters, which makes it susceptible to rot and disease.
Casablanca, San Antonio and Bio Bio are regions that are excelling in the Pinot Noir game at the moment, and many of the wines from these regions are regarded to be showing a lot of potential for the future.
Being lighter in body and high in acidity, Chilean Pinot Noir should be paired with something like light tomato-based dishes or some roast chicken.