Villard Expresión Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
From the Casablanca Valley of Chile comes this prime Pinot Noir, the product of innovative winemaking techniques.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
This Pinot Noir by Villard Fine Wines is a beautiful ruby red and has a very inviting aroma of red fruits, raspberries, cherry, and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, it tastes strongly of red and black fruits with a juicy, pleasantly rounded finish. Wine connoisseurs note that you catch a touch of spice after the first few sips.
Pinot Noirs are versatile wines. Fruitier versions like Villard’s Expresión Reserve match well with salmon and other known fatty fish, roast poultry, and pasta dishes. A touch of spice never goes amiss — especially in a barbecue. This will also pair beautifully with dishes laced with cherry or fig. If you’re serving cheese, you’ll enjoy this wine with nutty or washed-rind cheeses. Manchego, Gouda, Saint Andre, or an Époisses AOC by Fromagerie Beillevaire will do the trick!
A FAMILY FIRST
Villard Fine Wines was established in 1989 by Chilean vintner Thierry Villard. Theirs is one of the first premium boutique wineries in the country. They benefit from a combination of excellent terroir in the Casablanca Valley — where the Humboldt Current produces a cooling effect throughout the early morning — and innovative winemaking techniques taken from the region and from France and the rest of Europe.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.