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Vina Quintay Q Pinot Noir Grand Reserve 2012

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Fact. Finding great Pinot Noir for under $20 is difficult. Fact. Today's incredible deal looks almost too good to be true. Fact. It's for real ... and it arrives later today. Pinot Noir lovers, if you have yet to look towards South America for incredible value, you may find yourself missing out. Not only did this earn a 95 Point score recently from James Suckling, it may very well become one of our top selling Pinot Noir buys in the $15 and under price point this year! We doubt stock will last long. Take advantage while you can! Viña Quintay is a boutique & premium winery situated in the valley of Casablanca which is regarded as Chile’s quintessential cool-climate region for wines of great elegance. The winery was established in 2005 by producers with a passion for the Casablanca Valley and its wines, all local business men who shared the common objective of drawing upon the obvious winemaking potential found in Chile’s principle cool-climate valley. The philosophy of Quintay is to understand each of the varieties and assure that what is produced faithfully reflects the terroir from which each wine comes. Quintay has access to more than 600 hectares in the Casablanca Valley all offering a unique combination of soils, altitudes, temperatures and clones which are put into use through the microvinification practiced at the winery. The vineyards are managed in a way that is environmentally friendly and avoiding intervention thereby extracting their full potential naturally. The grapes come from two different areas in the Casablanca Valley. The rst sector is located in the lowest part of the valley with 11-year-old vines, which are planted on at sandy soil. The other area is located in a high part of the valley, next to the hills, in a sloped area with clay-based soil. Both sectors have the same clone, which is Davis. A deep red color with a frank and expressive aroma. It has tinges of rose-hip, black fruits such as blackberry, redcurrant and spices which are emphasized when integrated with fine French wood. Together this produces a fresh and delicate wine combined with the acidity characteristic of the Casablanca Valley. This is a complex Pinot Noir that well represents its origin." - Winery

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Winery: Viña Quintay
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Viña Quintay:
Welcome to the wines of Quintay. Quintay is situated in the valleys of Casablanca and Leyda, which are regarded as Chile’s quintessential cool climate regions for wines of elegance, and testament to its obvious winemaking potential. The vineyards of Quintay are significantly influenced by the cold Humbolt current, which runs down the length of Chile, where cool air is pulled in by the warmer ce... Read more
Welcome to the wines of Quintay. Quintay is situated in the valleys of Casablanca and Leyda, which are regarded as Chile’s quintessential cool climate regions for wines of elegance, and testament to its obvious winemaking potential. The vineyards of Quintay are significantly influenced by the cold Humbolt current, which runs down the length of Chile, where cool air is pulled in by the warmer central valley, thus providing a natural coolness throughout the growing season. Our wines focus on viticulture principles in order to reflect our commitment to winemaking as an expression of terrior. Read less

Fact. Finding great Pinot Noir for under $20 is difficult. Fact. Today's incredible deal looks almost too good to be true. Fact. It's for real ... and it arrives later today. Pinot Noir lovers, if you have yet to look towards South America for incredible value, you may find yourself missing out. Not only did this earn a 95 Point score recently from James Suckling, it may very well become one of our top selling Pinot Noir buys in the $15 and under price point this year! We doubt stock will last long. Take advantage while you can! Viña Quintay is a boutique & premium winery situated in the valley of Casablanca which is regarded as Chile’s quintessential cool-climate region for wines of great elegance. The winery was established in 2005 by producers with a passion for the Casablanca Valley and its wines, all local business men who shared the common objective of drawing upon the obvious winemaking potential found in Chile’s principle cool-climate valley. The philosophy of Quintay is to understand each of the varieties and assure that what is produced faithfully reflects the terroir from which each wine comes. Quintay has access to more than 600 hectares in the Casablanca Valley all offering a unique combination of soils, altitudes, temperatures and clones which are put into use through the microvinification practiced at the winery. The vineyards are managed in a way that is environmentally friendly and avoiding intervention thereby extracting their full potential naturally. The grapes come from two different areas in the Casablanca Valley. The rst sector is located in the lowest part of the valley with 11-year-old vines, which are planted on at sandy soil. The other area is located in a high part of the valley, next to the hills, in a sloped area with clay-based soil. Both sectors have the same clone, which is Davis. A deep red color with a frank and expressive aroma. It has tinges of rose-hip, black fruits such as blackberry, redcurrant and spices which are emphasized when integrated with fine French wood. Together this produces a fresh and delicate wine combined with the acidity characteristic of the Casablanca Valley. This is a complex Pinot Noir that well represents its origin." - Winery

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