Displaying a very attractive bright yellow straw colour, this Chardonnay has a citrus profile with reminiscences of tangerine, some pears and sweet cucumber, all framed by soft notes that reminds of toasted bread and dried fruits. Consistent with the nose, the palate offers pear notes, soft hints of toasted bread and dried fruits, with an aftertaste of fresh citrus notes at the end. Great structure and balanced acidity that adds tension, providing excellent length to this Chardonnay.
The grapes that go into the Max Reserva Chardonnay come from our cool climate vineyards in the Aconcagua Valley. Located in the western end of the valley, the vineyards are noted for the Pacific Ocean’s cool breezes and early morning fog. The special conditions of nutrition and drainage of the diverse soils help control plant vigour, producing balanced fruit loads with small bunches and berries.
The 2019 season was dry and warm. It began with a shortfall of rains by the end of winter and beginning of spring. Nonetheless, the absence of rains ensured splendid sanitary conditions of our grapes. The harvest developed earlier as this was a warmer season than historical averages. 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.
Grapes were handpicked early in the morning and whole-cluster pressed. The must was cold decanted in stainless steel tanks in pursuit of greater clarity. Fermentation took place in French oak barrels, 15% new and the rest of second or third use. Approximately 30% of the final blend underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine stayed in touch with its finest lees while aging for 10 months in barrels.
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