Escudo Rojo Pinot Noir Reserva

Escudo Rojo Pinot Noir Reserva

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Escudo Rojo Reserva Pinot Noir is sourced from a selection of the best parcels in the Casablanca Valley.
  • Bringing its Burgundy style, Baron Philippe de Rothschild has created an elegant and highly refined wine.
  • This wine comes from the Valle de Casablanca, situated near the Pacific Coast 80 km north west of Santiago. The ocean influence is very strong, helping to regulate the temperature.
  • Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo Chile’s winemakers have chosen the Valle de Casablanca vineyards for their mild climate, which allows the grapes to ripen slowly, and for their soil: silty sand, which favors the refinement and freshness of the fruit, and granitic soil closer to the coastal mountains, which brings elegance.
  • The wines are fresh and mineral, while keeping a certain power and a remarkable balance between alcohol and acidity.

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Elaboration: The grapes are hand-picked to preserve all their freshness and aromatic potential. To keep all the wine’s freshness and refinement, it is matured in oak for 6 to 8 months before bottling. 10% new oak and 90% 1-2 year old barrels are used.

Tasting Notes: The nose is very complex and fresh, with intense, forward fruit on cherry and raspberry mingled with gentle toasted almond notes. The wine has a very good attack, on elegant and succulent tannins. Fruit flavors emerge on the mid-palate, especially cherry, while the elegant finish combines the fullness of fresh fruit with the refinement of the Casablanca terroir.

PRESS

2018 – 91 James Suckling

2019 – 90 Decanter | 91 Vinous | 92 James Suckling

2020 – 90 Vinous

2021 – 90 James Suckling

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Located at Buin-Maipo, 45 kilometers south of Santiago in the famous Maipo Valley, the Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo Chile bodega stands in its own 63-hectare (156-acre) vineyard. The wines are made, matured, bottled and packaged at the estate under the supervision of a French winemaker and under the control of an in-house laboratory. For each of its wines, the winery selects the best parcels in Chile’s most highly reputed valleys in order to make wines which consistently combine refinement and character. Regular sources of supply and constant quality are also guaranteed by long-term contracts with partner winegrowers, especially further south, in the Rapel Valley. A rigorous parcel selection procedure has been created, with each parcel being tested for three years in order to ensure that the grapes are of sufficiently high quality to be used to make Escudo Rojo.