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2008 Aresti 'Estate Selection' Curico Valley, Chile Pinot Noir

2008 Aresti 'Estate Selection' Curico Valley, Chile Pinot Noir

This wine from Chile's Curico Valley is full of flavor and personality, with impressions of savory red cherry and cranberry.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2008
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About This Wine

For more than 50 years, the Aresti family has been producing wines in Chile's Curico Valley.

The Arestis settled in the valley in 1951 after a long search for land that could produce the kind of high-quality grapes needed to craft world-class, attention-getting, palate-satiating wines.

They knew that exceptional fruit is the key to good wine, and also understood that it made little sense to invest in the "raw materials" if they lacked the proper "tools" for handling them. So, they also embraced technology, a quality-focused attitude that has been passed down through two succeeding generations.

Pinot Noir can be a difficult variety to grow, but the Arestis have found an ideal location and know it like the backs of their hands. That's why Aresti Pinot Noir is dependably among the best made each year in the Southern Hemisphere. The 2008 vintage is just the latest in a long string of palate-pleasing Pinot Noir bottlings from Aresti.

About Pinot Noir

Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
  • Grape Source:Chile's Curico Valley
  • Aromas & Flavors:Savory Red Cherry and a Touch of Cranberry
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2011
  • Food Pairing Suggestiona pulled pork sandwich, or salmon with a sweet barbecue sauce.

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    Wine tasting party consensus. Very dry, not much fruit flavor.

    12/04/2010 Scott Reich
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    • Number of Ratings 193
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Recipes.

14 recipes match for this wine.

  • The Perfect Potatoes With the holidays on the horizon, several ACWC members have asked us for recipes to accompany main dishes such as turkey or ham. Here's one we love - and it can even be a meal in itself, served with a glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. It makes 6 to 8 servings... Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey or ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
    Grenoble Style Salmon This recipe, which matches beautifully with Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir or Syrah. Get The Recipe
  • Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir or Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir or Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Mushroom Barley Stew A fruity red wine is the perfect match for this hearty recipe, which serves 4 to 6. MUSHROOM BARLEY STEW Ingredients - 1 T olive oil - 2 carrots, chopped... Get The Recipe
  • Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lamb or prime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec or a red blend... Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of "anything goes" food-and-wine pairing, we're always on the lookout for recipes that match well with either white or red wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
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