Santa Macarena Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020
Is it just me or does anyone seeing this label immediately start humming a little, swaying those hips and shoulders (perhaps not as rhythmically as one might have done some years ago) and singing the Macarena. I have visions of the pickers moving down the rows, all stopping in unison for a little dance. Or perhaps not. From the Aconcagua Valley in Chile and a vineyard that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Fermentation is temperature controlled. Pale crimson in colour, this is quite a sappy, savoury style of Pinot. Tobacco leaves, dark berries, cherries, dried herbs, spices, warm earth, red fruits and not exhibiting obvious primary flavours at all. Those who enjoy some complexity and even a little rusticity in their Pinots should be all over this. There are quite abundant and reasonably firm tannins on a lingering finish. A burly style of Pinot, for drinking over the next half dozen years.