INTENSE FRUIT. ELEGANT. FRESH.
The Holy Grail of Chilean Pinot Noir.
91pts - Vinous
Inspired by the cool climate New Zealand wines, this wine showcases the diversity of Chile’s growing climates.
The cold climate during maturation gives this wine intense fruit aromas like cherries and red fruits. Thanks to aging in French oak barrels for ten months, the wine elegantly combines complexity, balance and fresh aromas.
Pairs well with a wide range of foods from game birds to grilled seafood.
These grapes were harvested late in the season due to the cold climate. Yields were less than 3 tons per acre. The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed, then cold soaked to extract as much as possible from the small clusters. The cap was punched down three times each day, then pressed into French oak barrels where it was aged for 12 months.
Where: Malleco Valley, Chile
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Elevation: 500 feet
Age of Vines: 8 years
More about Sol de Sol
After tasting impressive cool-climate wines in New Zealand, Felipe de Solminihac wondered why they couldn’t also plant vines in the unexplored south of Chile. In 1993, he pioneered the Malleco Valley with his first vines of Chardonnay, and today Sol de Sol has grown to be the benchmark for both cool climate, age-worthy Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Chile.