Bodega Volcanes Tectonia Pinot Noir 2015
Very fresh, vital and natural with delicious acidity, it is packed with red fruit such as strawberry, and cherry, with pronounced notes of minerals, earth and ash on the nose, and hints of green tea and beetroot. All this is complemented by an elegant body and structure.
Accompany with oily fish such as salmon, conger and tuna and it can even be paired with pasta, cheese, Serrano ham, white meat, poultry and salad.
This Pinot Noir began life in vineyards located in the Rapelco area, close to Mulchén, in the Bío Bío region, 550 km south of Santiago. The vineyard is planted on a slope, which has a high presence of granite and quartz in the upper profile, while the lower profile features high red clay content soils (trumao), from volcanic origin composed of ash, tuffs and basaltic lava. These soils were created by the activity of the Antuco and Lonquimay volcanoes in the Andes Mountains.
The climate in this area is unique and extreme, the valley is very wide, and not far from the Renaico River; these conditions produce strong winds and fog. It is a very rainy area, especially during winter, spring and autumn, even during summer. Average rainfall is 1100-1200mm per year.
There is significant thermal variation overnight during the ripening period, where the maximum average temperature goes up to 24-29ºC, and the minimum average temperature is 9-11ºC.
All this makes managing the vines a complex and delicate task, but results in a very long ripening period, producing grapes with nice acidity, great complexity and perfect ripeness.