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Kalfu, Kuda Pinot Noir


Tasting Notes: “Kalfu” means “blue” in the language of the indigenous Mapuche tribe of coastal Chile near Leyda. Here, the 600 miles of ocean and sky meet in a myriad of blue, azure, and aquamarine, and create a remarkable environment for achieving winemaker Alejandro Galaz’s primary goal: making elegant, cool-climate wines. This crystalline Pinot Noir is precisely what we look for: bright, clean, and mineral-driven with a strong sense of terroir. It is fresh and fruity on the finish, with gentle notes of vanilla, dried fruit, and sun-baked herbs.

Location Leyda Valley, Chile. Soil Red granite clay with alternate granite rock.
Estate Viña Ventisquero. Vine Training: Espalier with double Guyot.
Density: 5,260 vines/hectare.
Age: 9 years old.
Winemaker Alejandro Galaz. Vinification After a cold maceration, the grapes undergo fermentation at a controlled temperature for 7-10 days.
Varietals 100% Pinot Noir. Barrel French burgundy oak.
Residual Sugar 2 grams per liter. Maturation 6 months in the barrel.
Acidity 5.2 grams per liter. Vintage Production 1,250 cases.
Alcohol 13% by volume. Foot Fairing Tuna, Chilean seabags and swordfish, white meat, and pasta dishes.
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