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Francisco Baettig and Eduardo Chadwick touch red wine glasses in a toast to Errazuriz

Aconcagua Cuvée Chardonnay 2019

Aconcagua Costa
  • 75cl bottle

Aconcagua Cuvée Chardonnay has a beautiful yellow-straw colour with golden hues. On the nose, has attractive notes that remind citrus fruits, papayas, medlars, dried fruits and a soft touch of quince. On the palate, also shows citrus aromas framed with tropical fruits and delicate hints of pastries and dried fruits. It is a wine of excellent tension and freshness, with an intense mid-palate.

Vineyards

The grapes come from selected vineyards that grow near the Pacific Ocean coast in the Aconcagua Region, on hills at an altitude of 100 to 300 meters above sea level. The gentle Pacific breeze and morning fog make these vineyards ideal for producing varieties such as Chardonnay.

Vintage

2019 was a dry and warm season, giving way to an early vintage, with splendid sanitary conditions of our grapes. The vintage began with a shortfall of rains by the end of winter and beginning of spring, totalizing a deficit of 30% in 2018. The dry soils pushed us to irrigate one month ahead compared to an average year. On the other hand, the absence of rains during spring ensured splendid sanitary conditions of our grapes, which prevailed throughout the entire season. Temperatures early in the spring were similar to historic records, but were followed by a hot November. After experiencing normal temperatures in December and January, February was a hot month just like November, with heatwaves recorded in the central and southern regions that did not reach the Aconcagua Valley. This scenario made the harvest go ahead of the historical dates. March, on the contrary, was colder than average records. By this time, the harvest in Aconcagua Costa, which started in February 11, was at full speed, and was completed in a record lapse of just 45 days, in benefit of preserving the aromas and acidity of the wines. In general, the vintage delivered good yields, although some varieties registered lower yields than our estimations. In all, a dry and healthy year, warmer than historical averages, with November and February as the hottest months, giving way to an early vintage. The quality of our vineyards was demonstrated once again given the climatic fluctuations, droughts and high temperatures, delivering grapes of outstanding sanitary conditions and great concentration.

Winemaking

Grapes were hand-picked early in the morning, and whole-cluster pressed. Fermentation took place in 70% of the must in French oak barrels. The wine stayed in touch with its most refined lees while ageing for 9 months in French oak barrels.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Salads and Picnics
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
  • Oriental
Chicken & Ham Pie