Ritual Pinot Noir 2016 - 750ml

$ 22.00

93 Points James Suckling 

This is a high-toned and focused red with strawberry, lemon and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, vivid fruit and a long and flavorful finish. Screw cap. Drink now or hold.

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Ritual is a labor of love. It connects us to the land we farm, to healthy living soil, and to the daily rituals of artisanal winemaking. The estate is situated in the extreme eastern end of Chile’s Casablanca Valley, set against the dramatic sweeping beauty of the coastal range and heavily influenced by the cooling effects of the Pacific Ocean and Humboldt Current —ideal growing conditions for cool climate wines. Following organic practices, the winemaking team uses compost to feed the soils to promote a balanced and self-regulated ecosystem, cover cropping and seeding for revitalizing the soils and sheep to help mow the grass and act as a natural fertilizer. The vineyards are surrounded by 6000 acres of native forest, creating a balanced, biodiverse landscape for healthy vines to thrive alongside natural wildlife corridors and native vegetation. Winemaker Sofia Araya produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, and the wines are aged in combinations of neutral oak, concrete eggs, and stainless-steel tanks.

Ritual Pinot Noir is the result of Agustin Huneeus’ quest to produce world class Pinot Noir from Casablanca valley. Partnering with esteemed American winemaker, Paul Hobbs and applying the same time-honored viticulture and winemaking methods as those used in Burgundy, he set out to produce Pinot Noir of superior quality, structure and elegance.

Fruit for this wine is selected from 3 distinct vineyard sites within our Casablanca Valley estate. Hand harvested in small batches in the cool morning fog, fruit from each vineyard contributes unique qualities to the finished wine in the form of character, dimension and personality. Together, they create a beautiful, elegant expression of Pinot Noir from Casablanca Valley.

The grapes are hand-picked in small batches at first light in the cool morning and carefully double-sorted. A portion of the fruit is whole-cluster fermented to obtain structure and complexity. Ritual Pinot Noir is fermented with wild yeasts to increase depth, intensity and complexity. It is then aged for 11 months in French oak barrels, 20% new.

Country Chile
Region Casablanca Valley
Sub-Region
Ratings 93 Points JS, 93 Points TA
Varietal(s) 100% Pinot Noir
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Closure Cork

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