Amayna Pinot Noir 2018
The 2018 Pinot Noir Amayna from San Juan de Leyda was 15% stem fermented before aging in French barrels and foudres. Very intense cherry red in the glass. The strawberry and sour cherry aromas combine with mushroom and earthy flavors. Pleasant on the palate, this offers surprisingly firm tannins and lingering, bold flavors lent nuance by the aging process.
The nose is shaped by struck match notes underlain with fruit aromas of ripe cherry and red plum. The palate features smoke and some ripe red-fruit flavors. It has firm tannins and assertive acidity leading to a slightly warm finish.