75cl * 12.5% ABV * Maipo Valley, Chile
The magnificent Haras de Pirque estate occupies a privileged position at the foot of the Andes, in Chile’s Maipo Valley region. The lovingly-tended vineyards are on largely north-facing slopes, from the middle of which rises a unique horseshoe-shaped gravity-flow winery, inspired by the estate’s other claim to fame: as an internationally renowned thoroughbred breeding farm. The wines are a collaboration between the Matte family, who own the estate, and Antinori; they thus benefit from a synthesis of input from top Chilean winemakers and Antinori’s own Renzo Cotarella.
This offers mineral aromas balanced with fresh citrus notes, delicate white peach and a touch of spice. The palate shows exceptional purity, with elegant herbal notes and a refreshing finish.