Leyda falls under the umbrella of VSPT (Vina San Pedro Tarapaca), which consists of several labels across six Chilean and two Argentine wineries. VSPT is the second largest wine exporter in Chile (Gato Negro accounts for the vast quantity of that) and in the top three fine wine producers in the country. The first winery, San Pedro was established in 1865, which the label of the same name plays homage to.
VSPT established the cool climate wine growing region of Leyda (named for the nearby town) 20 years ago and are one of only a few producers there still.
Pinot Noir is a specialty of the house (Leyda has seven clones planted), it's proximity to the cooling Humbolt current off the Pacific and limestone, granite and clay soils are perfectly suited to the variety.
Expect pretty wild strawberry, raspberry, plush cocoa, vanilla, violets and star anise aromas. It's a supple wine with lifted fruit flavours layered with tealeaf, fine spice and hints of balsamic. Complex and lengthy with a powerful finish.
Wedding Wines, Eat your Root Veggies, Seafood/Fish, Cheese - Soft/Creamy, French Food, Appetizers
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-08-05 16:53:00.0