2020 Cuartel 8D Pinot Noir
The part of our vineyard known as cuartel (block) 8D produces some of our best wine. It is planted to an old Chilean selection of Pinot Noir, and is one of the oldest blocks in the vineyard. This block is often the backbone of our Alazan bottling, but we seldom bottle it by itself.
In 2018 we aged some of the wine from Cuartel 8D in a 2000 liter oak foudre. Compared to a barrel, the larger oak vessel changed the way the wine developed over the 10 months that we cellar the wine before bottling. The energy and purity of this particular lot was impossible to resist, and thus the block series was born.