While Chile’s strength is with the warm-climate, big reds, some producers are crafting appealing Pinots. At amazing prices. Leyda is not only inexpensive, but scores for mature flavours and some of the ‘farmyard’ character beloved by fans of red Burgundy. Think earthy and raunchy – Fall day romp in the woods. And as you might expect, I’ll be buying lots. As ever with Pinot, best with white or brown meats, possibly partnered with mushrooms or grilled salmon.
LEYDA 12 Pinot Noir, Chile 358929 $12.50