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14.50% | CHILE

Big rich wine, with lots of lemon and aromatic toasty oak. Elegant aromas of apricot, toasted almonds and hints of vanilla. The palate is full and smooth with subtle notes...
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Big rich wine, with lots of lemon and aromatic toasty oak.

Elegant aromas of apricot, toasted almonds and hints of vanilla. The palate is full and smooth with subtle notes of flowers, luscious lemon meringue fruit and creamy oak with bright natural acidity and a refreshing savoury twist. No wonder vintage after vintage win so many awards and praise.

40km southeast of Valparaiso, the Casablanca Valley is a pre-littoral valley on the region’s coastal plain with close to 4,000 hectares planted to vine. It is characterized by its privileged climate for white varieties, especially for Chardonnay. The grapes ripen slowly in this area, which allows them to produce very aromatic and fruity wines and very expressive flavors. These grapes come from small blocks where the fruit is of a particularly high quality. The valley’s temperate-to-warm climate has a maritime influence due to coastal breezes that moderate temperatures. In the summer, they cool the air and maintain an average temperature of 26°C (79°F). The area has no threat of frost for approximately 10 months of the year. Average annual precipitation is 450 mm (17.7 inches) and is concentrated between May and October. November to April are dry months, and the average annual temperature is 14.4°C (58°F).

The grapes were hand-picked and transported to the winery where they were placed onto a conveyor belt, selected, and passed on to a pneumatic press for whole bunch pressing. The must was allowed to decant and the clean juice was racked off to new French oak barrels for alcoholic fermentation and allowed to age sur lie in the barrels for 4 months. Prior to bottling the wine was fined with bentonite and cold stabilized to prevent the formation of tartrate crystals. The wine was filtered with a thick layer of diatomaceous earth and lightly filtered with a 0.45 micron cartridge filter at the time of bottling.

Perfect with fresh salmon, grilled white fish and seafood.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Viognier
Country
Chile
Region
Colchagua
Vintage
2014
ABV %
14.50%
Organic
Yes
Vegan
Yes

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