Rev Nº 72

4. PINOT NOIR

 A noir metamorphosis

Pinot Noir has undergone one of the most incredible stories of change, evolving from a simple and fruity wine that found its place in basic segments in the early years of the millennium, to a highly ambitious and complex variety that not only aims at conquering higher segments, but at making its point heard. The following story could well be the plot of a new novel.

16. GRAPES AND SMOKE

Dealing with an unknown enemy

What the wines made from grapes exposed to this summer’s mega fires will be like is a real mystery. In fact, this was an unprecedented scenario for Chilean vintners, so now the number of unanswered questions about the right viticultural and enological procedures to reduce any unwanted effects is greater than ever. The following paragraphs summarize the international experience, especially that of Australia.

26. FLEXITANKS

Protecting bulk wine during transport

Today, the flexitank market is dominated by the use of multi-layer, single-use polyethylene bags, mainly due to their capacity to minimize oxygen ingress into the wine and avoid cross-contamination.

32. INNOVATION

New wine technologies

36. BUD BREAKING NEWS

Three perspectives on the Maule dry-farmed district

On this occasion, our trip took us to three wineries located in the Maule dry-farmed district, each of them with its own philosophy and commercial approach, once again confirming that this is a land of a thousand surprises.

42. RESIDUES ON GRAPES AND TRANSFER TO WINE

Gantt Chart for Pesticides

The following pages present a summary of a guide soon to be published, which contains the results of a study on the dissipation rate of those pesticides most commonly used in Chilean vineyards and their transfer to wine. The guide will be particularly useful to decide when to apply these products.

52. NEW SHOOT

Viña de Neira

The Neira family is setting the tone at Altos de Guarilihue (Deep Itata valley) by preserving and reviving the identity of the 200+ year old vines and native forests that fight hand-to-hand against pines and eucalyptus.

54. CURRY AND WINE

A hot affair

Everywhere one goes, the word “curry” is synonymous with Indian spices and oriental flavors. Trying to pair it with wine is not an easy task, although it is not impossible. The following recommendations will help you pair this intense and complicated world of spices.