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About the Wine
The Vetas Blancas Pinot Noir is sourced from two of the estates Vineyards, The Talinay and the Espinal vineyards. The Espinal is slightly further inland than Talinay, but both are considered cool climate regions. Pinot Noir thrives in cooler climates, where it is allowed to ripen slowly and develop all of the nuances that the variety is known for. Tabali handles their Pinot Noir in a style that is somewhere between modern and classic and the result is stunning.
Felipe Müller was born and raised in Chile’s capital, Santiago. Today, at the age of 41, he is considered one of the country´s most influential and important winemakers. In 2006 he joined Tabalí as Chief Winemaker. According to Felipe Müller “Tabalí, though relatively young, has enormous potential, as shown by its outstanding Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Syrah wines”. The winery’s goal is to make the finest wines of the Limari Valley and ultimately become a reference at a national level, by exploring new terroir, new plantations and new selections of clones.
Felipe Müller was named ‘Best Winemaker of the Year’ in the sixteenth version of “Guía de Vinos de Chile 2010”, Chile’s oldest and most prestigious wine industry publication. This distinction was an important recognition for the enthusiasm, passion and dedication he puts in crafting wines.
Tasting Notes: 100% Pinot Noir.Deep, shiny, ruby red colour. The nose displays complex, fresh aromas with outstanding fruity intensity, full of cherries, strawberries and spices, all perfectly integrated with the French oak. In the mouth, this wine is fresh, delicate and well-balanced with good acidity. The 2017 Tabali 'Vetas Blancas' Pinot Noir has seductive wine with an elegant and pronounced finish.
70% of the grapes for this wine come from the alluvial, clayey and calcareous soils of the El Espinal vineyard, about 24 kilometers from the sea, in Limarí. The rest is complemented by the almost pure calcareous soils of Talinay, much closer to the sea, some 12 kilometers away. According to winemaker Felipe Müller, Espinal's clay ingredient gives volume and fruit flavors to this pinot, something kinder than the fruit that comes from Talinay and which is much more severe and austere. Here is a layer of delicious red fruits, but what commands is the firm structure and salinity of that 30% of Talinay, defining the tannins, giving them a lot of strength, a lot of grip.. ~93 Descorchados