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Santa Rita
120 Pinot Noir
CountryChile
RegionCentral Valley
Grape Varieties100% Pinot Noir
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Technical sheet
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88 Points
Wine Spectator
DescriptionSanta Rita's internationally popular, best-selling 120 Series of varietal wines recalls the heroes of a pivotal event in Chile's successful 19th century struggle to overthrow Spanish rule: in the early 1800's, Doña Paula Jaraquemada, then-proprietor of the Santa Rita manor house and estate near Santiago, famously gave refuge to 120 Chilean patriots in the cellars of her property. When a brigade of Spanish soldiers arrived at the expansive one-story ranch house in search of the rebels, the feisty matriarch stated she would rather see the Spanish burn the property to the ground with her inside then let them step foot into her family home. Thus, it was that band of 120 men who lived on to fight another day, and the dwelling, now site of Santa Rita's highly acclaimed Doña Paula Restaurant, occupies a unique place in Chilean national history.
VinificationThe grapes were handpicked in late March to ensure the correct ripeness and varietal characteristics. They were immediately destemmed, partially crushed, and chilled for a 5-day cold maceration
ColorBrownish red.
NoseRed cherries, raspberries, and strawberries balanced with touch of vanilla and leather.
PalateThe light to medium palate recalls the nose and offers depth with a refreshing finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.58TA: 4.94 g/L
Bottle size
750 ml
Serving SuggestionsAn ideal match for pastas, shellfish, tuna and pork.