Overall, the weather in 2018 was exceptional, bringing the grapes to optimum maturity while retaining their freshness.
The harvest was early, starting on 23 February with the Villavicencio white grapes and ending on 10 May with the Carmenere grapes. At the Maipo winery, grapes came in from 26 March to 17 May.In keeping with the average, grapes were picked 10 to 15 days later than for the 2017 vintage. The decisive factor was a period of relatively low temperatures during the end of the ripening process, from December to February. The grapes ripened more slowly as a result, allowing them to preserve an aromatic freshness sometimes difficult to attain in Chile. This was followed by excellent weather which brought the grapes to optimum phenolic maturity and heralded the start of the harvest. At this stage 2018 is a very promising vintage, combining good concentration and powerful, expressive fruit.
The power of New World wines combined with the refinement of Old World wines!
To keep all the wine’s freshness and refinement, it is matured for 6 to 8 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%.
Fruity - Toasted notes - Fresh - Elegant
Pale cherry red with a ruby tint.
The nose is very complex and fresh, with intense, forward fruit on cherry, raspberry mingled with gentle toasted almond notes.
The wine has a very good attack, on elegant and succulent tannins.
Fruit flavours on the mid-palate, especially cherry, while the elegant finish combines the fullness of fresh fruit with the refinement of the Casablanca terroir.