Santa Rita Secret Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
Ripe and fruity style of Pinot Noir thanks to plentiful Chilean sunshine. A real thirst-quencher.
What we say
Classic New World Pinot Noir. Riper red and black fruit notes than you’d get from most European Pinots, thanks to the warmer, sunnier climate. Black cherry, strawberry and raspberry meet a hint of earthiness. Retains the tell-tale Pinot acidity and velvety texture.
What they say
The Pinot Noir of the Secret Reserve range comes from Leyda valley, which gives it great intensity and complexity, with a lower percentage of Casablanca that provides freshness and fresh fruit. Moderately intense violet-red in color with aromas of raspberries, cherries, and flowers combined with sweet notes of vanilla and caramel from the French oak. This is a silky, juicy, and very well-balanced wine with refreshing acidity that makes it very easy to drink.
How you say it
About the producer Santa Rita
Viña Santa Rita was founded in 1880 by Don Domingo Fernández Concha, a leading businessman and public figure of the time. Don Domingo brought the finest French grape varieties to the rich soils of the Maipo Valley, together with specialized equipment and a team of top winemakers from France. This brought techniques that were hitherto unknown in Chile, changing the way in which wines were made in the country and bringing spectacular results. In 1980 the company became part of the Claro Group, and the new ownership brought a major leap forward in quality and business acumen. Major investments were made, allowing exports to be increased by the end of the 1980s. The new owners also implemented a range of technological innovations, allowing the company to craft higher-quality wines. Since then, Viña Santa Rita has continued to work with the latest and most advanced technology to create exquisite wines for each of its product lines, bringing forth the many prizes and awards that it has earned over the years.
Critics & Awards
Awarded 92 points by James Suckling|