Errázuriz Chardonnay Wild Ferment Casablanca Valley Vintage /8 White Chile Casablanca Valley Chardonnay 2008
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The Errazuriz Estate was founded in 1870 when Don Maximiano Errazuriz planted his first vineyards at Panquehue in the...Read more...
Toasty with notes of melon. I really like the differences the wild yeast bring out. (Had just a taste at a tasting) Read more
Rich barrel aromas control the nose, and the offshooting toast, vanilla and roasted nut scents are familiar and controlled. The flavors are of temp... Read more
Green-gold. Smoky melon and peach aromas display an intriguing pungency and good depth. Rich and smooth but lively, with fresh orchard and pit frui... Read more
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Toasty with notes of melon. I really like the differences the wild yeast bring out. (Had just a taste at a tasting)
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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.
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.
Very juicy and fresh, with toasted apple, piecrust, hazelnut and butter notes that stay focused on the friendly finish. A crowd-pleaser.
The light gold-colored 2007 Chardonnay Wild Ferment is 100% barrel-fermented but with only 17% new oak where the wine remained for 10 months. It has an expressive bouquet of buttered toast, spiced apple, and white peach leading to a surprisingly elegant, medium-bodied Chardonnay with tangy flavors and a long, pure finish. It can be enjoyed over the next three years. Errazuriz has been making impressive strides under the inspired leadership of the soft-spoken Eduardo Chadwick. He has gathered a superb team of viticultural and winemaking talent for Errazuriz as well as his luxury wines, Sena and Vinedo Chadwick.
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.
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.
The Errazuriz Estate was founded in 1870 when Don Maximiano Errazuriz planted his first vineyards at Panquehue in the Aconcagua Valley - 100km North of the capital. Recognising that this valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world class vineyard.Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano's descendant Eduardo Chadwick. Eduardo is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business. The grapes for the 2008 Chardonnay Wild Ferment were hand-picked into 14-kg boxes early in the morning and transported to the winery while they were still cool. The bunches were rigorously sorted to guarantee optimum fruit quality and then gently wholecluster pressed. The resulting Chardonnay is light yellow in colour, with tremendously attractive, complex aromas. The complex, multi-layered nose combines mineral notes with expressive tropical fruits. The effect is fresh and elegant, with toasted notes from oak ageing. The palate features bright acidity that balances the lush and creamy texture that resulted through its malolactic fermentation. It ends with a long, lingering and pleasing finish. It is delicious to drink by itself or pair with king prawn stir fry, creamy thai green curry or a warm butternut squash salad for optimum enjoyment.
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