Los Aguilares Pinot Noir

75 cl

As unlikely as Pinot Noir from the heat of Malaga sounds, we think this is the best Pinot Noir made in Spain. This is somewhat confirmed by the Mondial du Pinot Noir, Switzerland 2011 where the 2011 vintage was awarded this wine's 2nd gold medal - the only Spanish Pinot Noir to ever win it twice! It spends 8 months in French oak before bottling.

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Los Aguilares Pinot Noir

As unlikely as Pinot Noir from the heat of Malaga sounds, we think this is the best Pinot Noir made in Spain. This is somewhat confirmed by the Mondial du Pinot Noir, Switzerland 2011 where the 2011 vintage was awarded this wine's 2nd gold medal - the only Spanish Pinot Noir to ever win it twice! It spends 8 months in French oak before bottling.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Palate Smooth and complex, with a long finish
Colour Ruby
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol % 14
Style Dry, light-medium bodied
Estate/Producer Cortijo Los Aguilares
Country Spain
Region/AOC Malaga
Vintage 2014
Making Techniques 3 acres of Pinot Noir vineyards are situated 900m above sea level. Harvest carried out in two stages. Cold maceration and temperature controlled fermentation. Part of malolactic fermentation takes place in extra-large oak butts of 300L and 500L. This preparation safeguards the character of the fruit and is followed by ageing for eight months in the best French oak available.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential For drinking now, or within 5 years
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Robert Parker 92 Points - 'The 2013 Pinot Noir is sourced from north facing vineyards planted with 15 year-old vines on chalky soils, fermented in stainless steel and aged in used 300 -500 litre oak barrels. They have recently acquired some egg-shape cement vats that have been used since 2014. A dark ruby-coloured wine, the nose is a combination of crystallised raspberries and wild strawberries, cotton candy, orange peel and some kind of syrup, with contradictory sensations of ripeness and freshness. The palate shows a medium-bodied red with good ripeness, silky and also a little earthy, with good acidity and fine tannins, not fully indentifiable as Pinot, but really pleasant. Cheap it ain't, but good it is. 8,000 bottles produced.'

Tags: Los Aguilares, pinot noir, Spain, Malaga