Monday, June 1, 2015

Coastal Chilean Pinot Noir: Kalfu Sumpai

A couple of weeks back I tasted Kalfu Kuda 2013 Chardonnay and really enjoyed it.  This week I tasted her sister the Kalfu Sumpai 2013 Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir is from their estate vineyards in the Leyda Valley.  The soil composition is granite and clay and it really comes through in the wine.

Aromas of fresh strawberry and hints of vanilla lead way to a palate of bright red fruit.  Red cherry seemed to dominate my palate with a hint of licorice.

The wine was aged in French oak for 10 months with 20% of the oak being new.  The oak does come through mid palate on the wine.

Kalfu is produced in Chile by Ventisquero Winery.  The wine retails for $23.99
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