Vinos de terroir tasting ny nov 2012

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Vinos de terroir tasting ny nov 2012

  1. 1. Presented by Pedro Parra, PhDWine Tasting led by Sandy Block, Master of WineModerated by Mark Oldman, Best-Selling Wine Author
  2. 2. Terroir Expertise Master of Science, Precision Agriculture Montpellier, Ph.D inTerroir in Paris. Form in Burgundy and Medoc More than 20,000 soil vine profiles Research: Tasting WNE – SOIL Experience in Chile, Argentina, Tuscany,Vosne Romanee – Echezeaux – Nuits, Sonoma-Napa,Uruguay, Armenia, Okanagan, Mancha Partner at ARISTOS, Clos des Fous and Altos las Hormigas
  3. 3. Atacama desert ParisCHILE in Two Words A GEOLOGICALLY fractured landMOUNTAIN terroir, very COMPLEX geologyCOMPLEX climate 1.750 km Young industry, not yet MATURELast 10 years was focused on theEXPLORATION of new terroirsThe best is yet to come… Osorno Sevilla
  4. 4. Gravel Toconao,Lo Abarca, Valley, 2.980 –Itata Bio Bio Atacama Desert, North ofLeyda Andes Mountain, Maipo Valley Old Vines never Antonio mt Chile Valley Elqui San irrigated, Granite Malleco – Traiguen, South of ChileLimestone Schist
  5. 5. THE WINES
  6. 6. SAN ANTONIOLO ABARCATHE WINECASA MARÍNCIPRESES VINEYARD 2011
  7. 7. The Heart of CipresesVineyardPioneering vineyard in Chile for cold coastalvineyards (The true Sonoma coast?)CLIMATE: Very cold-fresh, cloudy, windy climate infront of the seaSOIL: a blend of GRANITE and LIMESTONE. Steepslopes, different aspects and extremely low yieldsTotal production is about 4,500 cases
  8. 8. ALTO MAIPOTHE WINESSANTA RITACASA REAL 2009CONCHA Y TORODON MELCHOR 2008
  9. 9. TERROIR OVERVIEW of ALTO MAIPOCLIMATE is fresh to fresh-warm Andean climate. Important thermicoscillation. Long growing cycle, few rains in the growing seasonSOIL: Complex alluvial system, at least four terraces. In general,great terroirs are older terracesAs in the left bank (same geological system), wines used to beCabernet Sauvignon blends, sometimes with Carmenere, CabernetFranc, Merlot or SyrahOne of the oldest and FAMOUS Chilean wine regions. Top terroir
  10. 10. The Heart of Casa RealOne of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignons from ChileCLIMATE: Fresh-warm Andean climate. Very slight slopefacing westSOIL: Complex mix of alluvial third terrace of the MaipoRiver + colluvial erosion from the “Ratones” MountainWine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, vines are around 40years oldTotal production is about 2,000 cases
  11. 11. The Heart of Don MelchorThe oldest Cabernet Sauvignon on the right bank of theMaipo RiverCLIMATE: Strong influence from the Andes Mountains andthe Andes winds. Fresh, with little rain in the growingseasonSOIL: 100% third terrace from the Maipo River. So, onemacro terroir, with around 27 micro terroirsWine is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and some CabernetFranc, from 4-year-old vines to 37-year-old vinesTotal production is about 10,000 cases
  12. 12. THIRD ALLUVIAL TERRACE: Older, gravelly sandy and gravelly clay. Soildeveloped roots – gravel – clay system. Very good drainage and fertility.SECOND ALLUVIAL TERRACE: Young, gravelly sandy, few clay formations.Very high drainage.
  13. 13. CACHAPOAL andALTO CACHAPOALTHE WINESCONCHA Y TOROCARMÍN DE PEUMO 2008ALTAÏRALTAÏR 2007
  14. 14. The Heart of Carmín de PeumoThis wine can be considered the first Icon CarmenereCLIMATE: Warm valley climate with fresh nightsSOIL: Colluvial-Alluvial from a mix of three differentgeographic regions: volcanic, granitic and alluvial from theCachapoal RiverTerroir shows a big heterogeneity, some soils have a watertableWine is a blend of Carmenere with a touch of CabernetSauvignon from Alto Maipo and Cabernet FrancTotal production is about 1,200 cases
  15. 15. The Heart of AltaïrFirst millesime was 2002. Maybe the first wine toshows ALTO CACHAPOAL’s potentialCLIMATE: Fresh warm with a strong influence from theAndes’ high altitude climateSOIL: Twelve macro terroir units, two “kings terroirs”:Sandy alluvial-colluvial and geological intrusive yellowslopeWINE: Unusual, clever blend: the heart is geology +gravel. At least 20 different wines from the vineyardTotal production is about 2,000 cases
  16. 16. ACONCAGUATHE WINESERRÁZURIZDON MAXIMIANO 2007SEÑASEÑA 2007
  17. 17. The Heart of Don MaximianoFirst Icon wine from ERRÁZURIZCLIMATE: Fresh-warm climate, very little rainSOIL: A complex blend of four vineyards: MAX I, MAX II, MAX III and MAX V. The last isvery different from the others. It is 100% alluvial second or third terrace from theAconcagua river. MAX I, II and III are both coluvial and geological.WINE is built as a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% CabernetFranc and 6% SyrahThe total production is about 5,000 cases
  18. 18. The Heart of SeñaFirst icon wine from Chile, joint Venture with R. Mondavi, 1995CLIMATE: Cold-fresh Andean climate with an easterly aspect,poor afternoon sunSOIL: Complex, 13 macro terroir units, more than 24 microterroir units. Soils are complex, colluvial in some areas, andblend colluvial – with three different geologies in othersThe wine is built as a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26%Carmenere, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah and 1% MerlotTotal production is about 5,000 cases
  19. 19. 1 : 5.000SEÑA TERROIR 1 : 100.000Is all about the scale 1 : 50.000 1 : 25.000
  20. 20. APALTATHE WINESMONTESALPHA M 2010CASA LAPOSTOLLECLOS APALTA 2009MONTESFOLLY 2009
  21. 21. The Heart of Alpha MThe first icon wine from ColchaguaCLIMATE: Warm to very warm, with fresh windcoming from the ocean. Little rain during thegrowing seasonSOIL: Complex, eight macro terroir units, more than32 micro terroir units. Soil is granite (at least 8 typesof granite micro terroirs), volcanic diorite, volcaniccolluvial. Complex geological system. Very funnyvineyardTotal production is 4,050 cases.
  22. 22. 2. Older Tinguiririca alluvial stony terrace 3. Very stony volcanic colluvions 4. Beautiful red iron-oxid granitics parental rocks 5. Volcanic rocks 6. Granitic quartzcic colluvion 1. Tinguiririca Recent alluvial stony terrace
  23. 23. The Heart of Clos ApaltaCLIMATE: Fresh warm climate with south-easterly aspectSOILS : Nine macro terroir units, more than 44 micro terroirunits. Soils are mainly granitics, granodioritics, dioritics andvolcanic colluvialWINE: The wine is made from very old vines and is a blend ofCarmenere from silty clay flat soils (with redoxic system soil)with Cabernet Sauvignon from flat granitic soils and granitic, inaddition to Petit VerdotTotal porduction is 6,361 cases
  24. 24. The Heart ofMontes FollySOIL: Hermitage like, unique red oxid iron cuarcicgranite soil, with convex form. Quite rare in ApaltaSpots of those micro terroirs are around 0.3 has, andfind five spots. The spots are always present in thehigh altitude vineyardsTotal production is 1,000 cases

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