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Pinot Noir from Chile Wine Tasting

Sat Jun 18th, 2011 4pm-6pm
Trapp Family Lodge
Venue: Trapp Family Lodge
$15.00 fee per person.
700 Trapp Hill Rd, Stowe, VT 05672 (Map) (Set as Local)
Pinot Noir from Chile Wine Tasting Stowe Vermont

Pinot Noir from Chile Wine Tasting
JUNE 18TH 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

We will be tasting new releases of Pinot Noir from Chile, for inclusion on our list. Chile with its enormously long coastline occupying a 2,610 mile tract of South America's western seaboard, and the spectacular mountain range of the Andes which runs as a boundary down the entire eastern edge of the country. These two monumental forces serve to cool the air. In the Andes case, they also provide a supply of irrigating water which drains down off the mountain and is channeled to the sea via an ancient system of canals built by the Incas.

Chile has a terrific diversity of climate and geography. With the Atacama desert to the north and the desolate ice-fields of Patagonia to the south, the scope for wine-making is confined to a small central belt of the country with a more moderate climate. Wine has been made in Chile for centuries. Indeed, there was a European heyday for its wines in the late 19th century as the phylloxera louse ravaged the vineyards of the Old World and consumers and merchants turned to Chile for a reliable supply of good wine.
Chile's wine-making techniques also are undergoing a revolution. Ancient redwood aging vats are being chopped into kindling, replaced by smaller, top-quality French and American oak barrels. Computerized stainless steel fermenting tanks are providing the temperature control to preserve the intense, natural fruitiness of Chile's grapes. The tremendously broad range of bouquets, flavors, textures and impressions that Pinot noir can produce sometimes confuses tasters. In the broadest terms, the wine tends to be of light to medium body with an aroma reminiscent of black, and or red cherry, raspberry and to a lesser extent currant and many other fine small red and black berry fruits. The format will be casual, walk around with cheese and bread.

The wines featured will be:

Culpeo, Curico Valley 2010
Hacienda Araucano, Central Valley 2008
Llai Llai, Bio Bio Valley 2009
Cono Sur, "Vision", Colchagua Valley 2008
Montes, "Limited Selection", Casablanca Valley 2009

A sign-up sheet will be available at the front desk (253-5742 or 800-826-7000) and there will be a $15.00 fee per person.

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