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Light crisp chardonnay from Chile. Light colour, slightly untypical for someone who's used to more traditional chardonnays. Fresh crisp taste and n... Read more
Very juicy and fresh, with toasted apple, piecrust, hazelnut and butter notes that stay focused on the friendly finish. A crowd-pleaser. Read more
Eher helles Gelb, goldene Reflexe. Zitrusartige Düfte nach Limetten und Orangenzeste, auch etwas Birne. Saftig im Gaumen, viel gelbe Steinfrucht, g... Read more
Light crisp chardonnay from Chile. Light colour, slightly untypical for someone who's used to more traditional chardonnays. Fresh crisp taste and nose with a good balance of floral and fruit aromas. A good pair for fish and poultry.
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Very juicy and fresh, with toasted apple, piecrust, hazelnut and butter notes that stay focused on the friendly finish. A crowd-pleaser.
Eher helles Gelb, goldene Reflexe. Zitrusartige Düfte nach Limetten und Orangenzeste, auch etwas Birne. Saftig im Gaumen, viel gelbe Steinfrucht, gelbe Pflaumen und Ananas, knackig-frisch, aber dennoch sehr geschmeidig, nach und nach ist auch etwas Zitronengras auszumachen, aromatischer Abgang.
Casablanca Valley, Aconcagua, ChileErrazuriz Chardonnay Wild Ferment is a white wine gem from the benchmark Chilean wine producer. Errazuriz was founded in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 65 miles north of the capital, Santiago, and at the foot of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere and one of the seven summits of the world. Don Maximiano Errazuriz transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition lives on with Eduardo Chadwick, the fifth generation of his family to lead this exceptional estate. To produce its Wild Ferment Chardonnay, Errazuriz ferments its best lots of Chardonnay using natural yeasts which add distinctive flavors and complexity to the wine. The grapes for the 2009 Chardonnay Wild Ferment were hand-picked into small boxes early in the morning to keep them cool. One third of the final blend was further enhanced by malolactic fermentation. The entire blend was aged on its lees for 12 months in French oak barrels, 10% new. Errazuriz Chardonnay Wild Ferment is light yellow in color with complex aromas of expressive tropical fruits and mineral notes. The palate features apples, pears and spices and bright acidity that balances the lush and creamy texture resulting from its malolactic fermentation. The wine has a long, lingering and pleasing finish.Enjoy Errazuriz Chardonnay Wild Ferment over the next 4-5 years with grilled swordfish, roast chicken, veal, empanadas and cheeses.
Green-gold. Smoky melon and peach aromas display an intriguing pungency and good depth. Rich and smooth but lively, with fresh orchard and pit fruit flavors, medium weight and good finishing grip. Leaves a strong impression of honeydew behind.
Rich barrel aromas control the nose, and the offshooting toast, vanilla and roasted nut scents are familiar and controlled. The flavors are of tempered citrus and nectarine, while the finish has a creamy character along with a breeze of the tropics. Smooth and round mouthfeel.
Your first take on this heavily oaked, natural-yeast Chard is that it's a three-alarm smoke alert. Few, if any, Chilean Chardonnays are this overtly oaky. But the wood is of high quality, and the more time you give it the more you find apple, citrus and spice. Yes, it's still resiny. But the balance and natural character of the wine are very good. Best if you like a New World style with plenty of barrel character.
Green-tinged yellow. Strikingly complex aromas of spiced pear, apple, floral honey and smoky lees. Fleshy orchard fruit and orange flavors are given spine by tangy minerals and gain an intriguing herbal quality on the back end. The mineral note lingers on the long, juicy finish.
Cool maritime breezes allow a long and gentle ripening period that encourages the development of grape aromas and flavours and ensures very good acidity levels. This condition makes the valley a privileged place for producing cool climate varietals such as Chardonnay.
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