Estate Reserva Chardonnay 2020
This Chardonnay displays a beautiful yellow straw colour with greenish hues. On the nose, it reveals intense aromas of tropical fruit such as pineapple and passion fruit, framed by light toasty oak notes. Fresh and expressive fruit, this Chardonnay has a beautiful texture and good depth. Its vivid acidity makes it a fresh and juicy wine, with a long and memorable finish.
The grapes for our Chardonnay Estate come from our vineyards in the Casablanca Valley, a cool climate area on the north-western side of Chile’s coastal range less than 30 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean. Pacific breezes and early morning fog, make this property ideal for producing cool climate varietals such as Chardonnay.
The 2020 harvest was a challenging one - frost, drought and summer heatwaves were all however overcome and although quantity was down, the quality of grapes was excellent.
Grapes were picked at a low temperature and taken to the winery where they were whole-cluster pressed. The fermentation took 10 to 15 days at 14¼-17¼C. 20% of the must was fermented in fourth-and fifth-use French oak barrels. Since the aim was to achieve the characteristic fresh aromas and flavours of Chardonnay, these wines did not undergo malolactic fermentation.
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