Montsecano Refugio Pinot Noir is a cement-aged red wine made by Montsecano with the Pinot Noir variety in the Casablanca Valley, in Chile.
The Montsecano project was started in 2003 by a group of friends from different fields: photographers Álvaro Yáñez and Julio Donoso, businessman Javier de la Fuente and Alsatian winegrower André Ostertag. Located in the Casablanca Valley, one of the main winemaking valleys in Chile, this is a small-scale project that produces unique and original wines using biodynamic viticulture.
Montsecano Refugio Pinot Noir comes from vines planted in 2006 on clay loam soils and at an altitude of about 300 metres above sea level. The vines are cultivated using organic agriculture with biodynamic methods and an average yield of 6,000 kg/ha.
Montsecano Refugio Pinot Noir is traditionally vinified at a low temperature. It goes through a short maceration and spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts and without sulphites. Finally, it ages in 5,000-litre conical concrete vats for 10 and 11 months.
Made by a collective of artists, businessmen and winegrowers, Montsecano Refugio Pinot Noir is an example of the new generation of natural wines that are emerging from Chile. A fresh wine with a marked character.