Sideways Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Chile, 2016 (Rex Pickett Signature Series)
Overview of the Wine
“In 2012 I spent 3 months traveling the country of Chile to research my soon-to-be-published Sideways 3 Chile. I fell in love with the country, the people, and its wines. 7 years later I’m now coming out with my own wine – a Pinot Noir, of course! – from Via Wines. Sourced from Tapihue Vineyard in Chile’s great Casablanca Valley, my Pinot is for the anti-wine elitists, those who want to drink well at a price they can afford. This is the first time I’ve seriously put my name on a wine. It should be available everywhere soon.” - Rex Pickett
Grape / Blend
100% Pinot Noir
Casablanca Valley, Chile
Sustainably grown at Via Wines Tapihue Vineyard in Casablanca Valley, Chile
This smooth pinot showcases great depth and floral notes and is the perfect pairing with a prime rib or venison dinner.
Sourced from 100% Pinot Noir Grapes harvested at the Tapihue Vineyard in Casablanca Valley, Chile. The Tapihue Vineyard is characterized by its granitic soil with a loam-clay texture and little organic matter. A few spots, including where our Pinot Noir is planted also have some quartz, which lends a unique minerality and encourages the fruit to ripen more slowly.
Area under vine: 46 hectares.
Average rainfall: 450 mm per year.
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