2021 was a good vintage overall.
The weather conditions were very varied, with some precipitation in summer, but without causing too many vine health complications. Temperatures were fairly variable, with a warm January and a cooler than average February and March compared to previous years, followed by a warm April.
Véraison (colour change) stretched over a long period, but it concluded with very even results and the maturation period was slow, conducive to the development of aromas and the concentration of the grapes.
In short, 2021 was not such an easy year weather-wise, yet excellent vineyard management was achieved thanks to the expertise of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild grape growers and winemakers, together with suitable irrigation techniques and choosing to harvest at precisely the right time. In the end, the balance between good structure and elegance on the palate truly showcases the terroir.
80% of the wine is matured in oak and 20% in stainless steel vats, for eight months before bottling.
Escudo Rojo Reserva Pinot Noir is made entirely from the same grape variety even though the requirement under Chilean law is only 75%.
Fresh - Elegant - Cherry - Spicy notes
Cherry-red with delicate ruby-red highlights
A very intense, fruity wine with red fruit aromas such as cherry, cranberry, sage and earthy forest floor mingled with smooth nuances of spices and jam, combined with a hint of toasted almonds imparted by barrel ageing.
Starts out excellent and very refreshing on the palate. Good volume and nice unctuous texture mid-palate. The structure reveals very smooth and elegant tannins. The aromatic complexity and red fruit notes return on the long finish, accompanied by good acidity.