2017 Montsecano Refugio Pinot Noir
The Casablanca Valley in Chile is a place that is still shrouded in mystery to the American wine drinker. For a country that is known for its dark/brooding reds (Cabernet and Syrah), some of the best values can be found in the coastal areas that are more known for their aromatic Whites and Pinot Noir.
At 33 degrees South, the Casablanca Valley is the much closer to the equator that every other major Pinot Noir growing region in the world. The Valley is oriented East-West and sucks in cool air from the ocean and the arctic ocean currents. This makes the perfect conditions for growing Pinot Noir.