LAYERED. ELEGANT. SEXY.
Pinot Noir loves living near coast. This wine are from vines planted next to the Pacific ocean and is layered with red fruit, tea leaf earthiness and beautifully integrated tannins.
91pts - James Suckling
A rich Pinot with coastal influences that has world-class elegance and quality.
The influence of the sea and soil combined with slow ripening make for a deep ruby-red wine with a touch of violet and great aromatic complexity. The nose evokes ripe fruits with elegant notes of vanilla and spice from the well-integrated oak.
Lamb and game fowl.
The Amayna Pinot Noir blocks are planted to Dijon clones with a focus on 115 and 777. After harvest, the wine goes into a 14-day cold soak and the cap is manually punched down 3 times per day. The wine is aged 12 months in French oak, with 15% in 1st use, 45% in 2nd use, and 40% in 3rd use barrels.
Where: Santiago, Chile
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Elevation: 820 feet
Age of Vines: 16 years
MORE ABOUT AMAYNA:
Matias Garcés Silva launched Amayna with his family's support with their first vintage in 2003. However, the project had its origins in the late 90’s when the Garcés Silva family recognized the incredible, overlooked potential of Chile’s San Antonio coast for premium viticulture. After building a pipeline from the Maipo river to this region to bring water for vine irrigation, the Leyda Valley officially entered the world of fine Chilean wine.
The word "amayna" in Chile loosely translates to "the calm after the storm" - that ominous yet peaceful feeling that you only experience around the ocean. Their gravity-fed winery and vineyards sit with an unobstructed view just 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean.