Baettig Selección de Parcelas Los Primos Pinot Noir D.O. Traiguén 2020
  • Pinot Noir
  • Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2.00 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.50% alc./vol

Baettig Selección de Parcelas Los Primos Pinot Noir D.O. Traiguén 2020

Traiguén, Chile
Regular price $98.95per bottle ($593.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Balmy & Flavourful

This product is available through the LCBO as a special offer beginning March 14th at 8:30am . Wines purchased on pre-release will ship in mid to late March. 

Francisco Baettig and Carlos de Carlos cut their teeth in the wine industry as part of the well known Errázuriz operation, where they worked together for many years. Inspired by their mutual love of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the talented enologist and savvy businessman branched out to create Vinos Baettig. Produced in small batches and sold as limited editions to selected buyers, their wines have swiftly become some of the most interesting & highly lauded among the emerging talents of Chile.

This Selección de Parcelas was made with Pinot Noir grapes grown in Malleco, in the appellation of Traiguén. Malleco is a land of wild forests, beautiful lakes, active volcanoes and abundant rain in southern Chilean. The name Los Primos (the cousins) refers to the closeness of style and quality of the vineyard parcels (named El Primo, Chuir, and La Cuñada)

The nose is ripe and complex, declaring aromas of fresh bing cherries, rosehip and wild strawberries up front. Softer floral aromas of violet and lavender unfurl underneath the fruits giving way to notes of dried orange peel and damp forest floor. The palate it is tense, linear, and deep, with juicy acidity and notes of pomegranate, graphite-minerality and chalk. The firm but extremely fine tannins envelop the palate with a polished and persistent texture. The tight finish and great structure make this wine ideal for cellaring.

We recommend pouring a glass alongside slow braised duck ragu to warm you up on a chilly night. 

 

About the Winery

Vinos Baettig

Francisco Baettig and Carlos de Carlos have been friends for more than 20 years and share a passion for high-quality wines that are genuine and connected to the land where they are made.  

Their families arrived in Traiguén and Purén from Switzerland in the 19th century, where they worked in agriculture, surrounded by volcanoes, lakes and forests, silos, livestock, wagons, and wheat fields. 
Francisco and Carlos' passion for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, together with their love for the land of their ancestors, was the inspiration for making their own wines that pay homage to these beloved terroirs. After studying the soil and climate in Traiguén for several years, they chose a plateau with volcanic soil between the Quino and Traiguén Rivers and planted vines in 2013. 

"A promising project in a wine region that is the future of high-quality Chilean wines" - Patricio Tapia, Descorchados 

Press Reviews

Vinous

95 Points - Joaquin Hidalgo

The 2020 Pinot Noir Selección de Parcelas Los Primos from Malleco, Traiguén, was 20% fermented with stalks and aged for 15 months in 38% new oak. Purple in the glass, displaying subtle notes of stalk, earth, sour cherry, strawberry, pomegranate, hints of spice, lavender, wax, and aromas from the ageing process. In the mouth, it has a silky texture with a little delicate grip that lends profile and channels the freshness into the complex, nuanced finale. A Chilean Pinot made with a nod to Burgundy.  


Robert Parker

94 Points - Luis Gutiérrez

There's a perception of higher ripeness of fruit in the 2020 Selección de Parcelas Los Primos Pinot Noir compared with the 2021 that I also tasted next to it, despite both labels mentioning 13.5% alcohol. It's normal, as 2020 was warmer and drier, and this selection of mostly El Primo, Chuir and a little bit of Las Cuñadas plots, which have different clones and rootstocks, shows a little more tannin and faint earthiness. It's medium-bodied with flavors of ripe cherries and some gritty undertones (think Gevrey rather than Chambolle) and with a round feeling in the palate. It fermented with 15% full clusters and matured in 38% new 300-liter French oak barrels and the rest in used 228-liter ones for 15 months. 4,102 bottles were filled in July 2021.