CASABLANCA COSTA VALLEYChardonnay from our own Belen property in Casablanca, located in a sector closest to the coast, where the climate is highly influenced by the cold Pacific Ocean, which ensures and enables slow ripening.
The vineyards are planted to high density in search of maximum quality and fruit expression. Granitic soils in the flat areas with more clay on the hillsides.
In the Winery
Harvesting report:Harvest Report: The 2014-2015 season was colder than a normal year. Spring frosts affected that development of the vines and resulted in very low production and yields, which encouraged greater fruit character, freshness, and acidity in the grapes.
Harvest:First two weeks of April.
Ageing:The Chardonnay was aged for 8 months in French oak barrel
In the Winery:The grapes were pressed immediaely upon arriving at the cellar. The juice was decanted and then partially fermented in barrels and the rest in stainless steel tanks.
The resulting wine was held on its less until blending and bottling.
The Viognier component (15%) was cold macerated prior to fermentation, then decanted and fermented entirely in stainless steel with no oak contact.
In the Glass
Aroma:Tremendous fruit intensity with citrus and mineral notes along with exotic and tropical notes from the Viognier accompanied by a touch of vanilla.
Flavour:Fresh and elegant with very pleasant, suggestive acidity and strong, appetising tannins.
Serving Temperature:8 to 12°C.