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Molu Pinot Noir, Kalfu

The Kalfu ranges are linked to the sea creatures depicted on the labels: Molu means 'where the sun sets' - historically it was believed that during the day stars would hide in the sea and become starfish. Molu is Kalfu's Reserva range.

Deep and intense ruby red with violet hints. Fruity and expressive nose, showing cherry and raspberries notes complemented with soft spicy character and a vanilla touch coming from the oak ageing. Soft and mouth watering. Red berry flavours, vanilla and cinnamon hints in the aftertaste. Long and clean finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.2 g/L

pH

3.45

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Chile

VARIETY

Pinot Noir

TIME IN OAK

8 months (partial)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Casablanca Valley

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage Conditions

A year of high temperatures during January which accelerated the maturity of the grapes. Across February and March, the temperatures remained medium to high, having an early harvest compared to a normal year by around 10 to 12 days. However, the acidity levels remained high producing fresh and aromatic wines.

Vinification details

The grapes first underwent a cold maceration for 6 to 7 days to increase the contact between the juice and skins. Next they were fermented in open tanks at a controlled temperature of between 22°C and 26°C which permitted the extraction of fruity aromas characteristic of the variety. 15% of the wine was then aged in French oak for 8 months. 85% was kept in stainless steel tanks for the same time as a fruit compound.

 

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Molu Pinot Noir, Kalfu

The Kalfu ranges are linked to the sea creatures depicted on the labels: Molu means 'where the sun sets' - historically it was believed that during the day stars would hide in the sea and become starfish. Molu is Kalfu's Reserva range.

Fruity and expressive nose, showing cherry and raspberries notes, complementing a soft spicy character and vanilla touch coming from the oak ageing.
Soft and mouthwatering, with red berries flavours, vanilla and cinnamon hints in the aftertaste and a long and clean finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.2 g/L

pH

3.73

ACIDITY

4.6 g/L

ORIGIN

Chile

VARIETY

Pinot Noir

TIME IN OAK

15% for 8 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Casablanca Valley

Vintage Conditions

The harvest was between 12 and 22 March, when the grapes presented optimal organoleptic qualities of aromas and tannin maturity. The clusters were harvested during the night to avoid oxidation and loss of quality. The temperatures were moderate to cool in 2019, which meant that the grapes ripened slowly and the resulting wines were well-balanced, fresh and aromatic.

Vinification details

The grapes first underwent a cold maceration for 6 to 7 days to increase the contact between the juice and the skins. Then fermentation in open tanks at a controlled temperature of between 22°C and 26°C which permitted the extraction of fruity aromas characteristic of the variety. 15% of the wine was aged in French oak for 8 months. The remaining 85% was kept in stainless steel tanks for the same time.

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Molu Pinot Noir, Kalfu

The Kalfu ranges are linked to the sea creatures depicted on the labels: Molu means 'where the sun sets' - historically it was believed that during the day stars would hide in the sea and become starfish. Molu is Kalfu's Reserva range.

Deep and intense ruby red with violet hints. This is fruity and expressive, its cherry and raspberries notes complemented with a soft, spicy character and a vanilla touch from the oak ageing.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.0 g/L

pH

3.50

ACIDITY

4.9 g/L

ORIGIN

Chile

VARIETY

Pinot Noir

TIME IN OAK

8 months (portion of blend)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Casablanca Valley

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

The temperatures were moderate to cool in 2018, which meant that the grapes ripened slowly and the resulting wines are well-balanced, fresh and aromatic.

Vinification details

Harvest took place between 27th March and 14th April, with clusters were harvested during the night to avoid oxidation and loss of quality. The grapes first underwent a cold maceration for 6 to 7 days to increase contact between the juice and the skins. Next they were fermented in open tanks at a controlled temperature of between 22°C and 26°C which allowed extraction of the aromas characteristic of Pinot Noir. 15% of the wine was aged in French oak for 8 months. The rest was kept in stainless steel tanks.

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Delicate and refined, with red berries and a touch of light oak.

Decanter

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Molu Pinot Noir, Kalfu

The Kalfu ranges are linked to the sea creatures depicted on the labels: Molu means 'where the sun sets' - historically it was believed that during the day stars would hide in the sea and become starfish. Molu is Kalfu's Reserva range.

Deep and intense ruby red with violet hints. This is fruity and expressive, its cherry and raspberries notes complemented with a soft, spicy character and a vanilla touch from the oak ageing.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.5 g/L

pH

3.40

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

Chile

VARIETY

Pinot Noir

HARVEST DATE

March 2017

TIME IN OAK

8 months (15% of blend)

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Casablanca Valley

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

Temperatures were fairly high during 2017 in the Casablanca Valley, which resulted in the grapes ripening more quickly and the harvest beginning in early March.

Vinification details

The clusters were harvested by night and then carefully transported to the winery. The grapes first underwent a cold maceration for 6 to 7 days to increase contact between the juice and the skins. Next they were fermented in open tanks at a controlled temperature of between 22°C and 26°C which permitted extraction of the aromas characteristic of Pinot Noir. 15% of the wine was aged in French oak for 8 months. The rest was kept in stainless steel tanks.

Awards

Decanter: 92 pts

 

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