A delicate, ruby red wine which conveys elegance and complexity in the nose. With fragrant aromas of strawberry, laced with cherry and clove notes. The wine is gentle on the palate and has a persistent finish.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 ONA Pinot Noir is produced from Leyda fruit that is transported to the winery in Cachapoal and is the top range from the three Pinot Noirs they produce. It has a bright ruby color and a red fruit nose with candied aromas of sweet cherries and lollipop as well as some spicy, musky notes. With a medium-bodied palate and equally spicy red fruit flavors, it is quite straightforward, easy to drink and pleasant, with a metallic note on the entry, but there is sufficient fruit underneath, and a crisp, red cherry and raspberry finish that is clean and focused if not terribly complex. Drink now-2016. (Jun 2014)
Spunky and lightly herbal up front, with exotic, lightweight aromas. Feels snappy, tight and lean in the mouth, with bouncy red plum and pie cherry flavors. Shows good juiciness, reasonably complex flavors and a dry, spicy finish
|In the late 1990s, Felipe Ibanez and Jorge Gutierrez, who had been friends since childhood, founded Vina Anakena in Alto Cachapoal, at the foothills of the Andes Mountains with the goal of crafting elegant, innovative, and distinctly New World wines that reflected their origin and Chile’s potential as a producer of world-class fine wines.
Convinced that high quality was synonymous with distinction, they visited the world’s most renowned wine regions to learn the latest viticultural and enological techniques and bring them home to Chile along with most up-to-date technology for crafting fine wines. In 1999 they planted their first vineyard in Alto Cachapoal and built the Vina Anakena winery, leaving no detail to chance. This outstanding facility is modern, functional, and beautifully finished.
Today, Vina Anakena has 145 hectares in Alto Cachapoal, 125 hectares in Leyda, 43 hectares in Peumo —the sector of the Cachapoal Valley closest to the coast— and 44 hectares planted in the Colchagua Valley. Anakena wines are now consumed in more than 50 countries around the world and are consistently recognized by the most demanding international wine critics.