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Viña Tarapacá Chardonnay Gran Reserva 2006

Member Review by guilly94:

Appearance: Straw yellow with bluish disk. Tears form fast, thin and are almost too close to each other. Smell: Citric, limes and lemon. Taste: Good sugar-acid balance, very round. Hint of wood with vanilla taste. Fuity, grapefruit. Overall: Good chardonnay, shows all the chilean potential to this varietal. This is an obvious wine and you can't go wrong with it.

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Viña Tarapaca:
Viña Tarapacá Ex Zavala came into being in the nineteenth century, in 1874, and was then named "VIÑA DE ROJAS" after its founder, Don Francisco de Rojas y Salamanca, a well-known businessman of that period. With fine vines imported from France, Don Francisco established the vineyard on the foothills of the Andes Mountains, planting grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Ve... Read more
Viña Tarapacá Ex Zavala came into being in the nineteenth century, in 1874, and was then named "VIÑA DE ROJAS" after its founder, Don Francisco de Rojas y Salamanca, a well-known businessman of that period. With fine vines imported from France, Don Francisco established the vineyard on the foothills of the Andes Mountains, planting grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot for red wine, and Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for white wine. Later, under the ownership of Mr. Antonio Zavala, the winery became "Viña Zavala". When Antonio Zavala and his wife split up, she received the estate as part of the divorce settlement. Mrs. Zavala´s lawyer at that time was Don Arturo Alessandri, known as the "Lion of Tarapacá". In recognition of Alessandris services, the estate was renamed "Viña Tarapacá Ex Zavala". In 1992, when the Fósforos Group - an important Chilean holding engaged in agroindustry, forestry and trade - took control over the winemaking operations of Viña Tarapacá, a decision was made to launch an ambitious development program targeted at international markets, backed by the estates "Century-Old Tradition" and the prestige it had won in the domestic market. To that end, Viña Tarapacá acquired "El Rosario de Naltagua", a 2,600-ha estate located in the Maipo Valley, of which 600 ha are flatlands irrigated by the Maipo River. With this acquisition, one of the main goals of the development program was achieved: to offer customers increasingly larger volumes of fine wines made by Viña Tarapacá. In addition to being one of the leading wineries in the Chilean market, Viña Tarapacá Ex Zavala has become today one of the largest exporters in the country, reaching more than 60 countries. HistoryLocationPlanting and ProcessPhilosophy Reserva PrivadaGran ReservaNatura PlusGran TarapacáTerroirLate HarvestLeón de TarapacáSarmientos de TarapacáCosecha TarapacáSparkling Wines ZavalaReserva PrivadaGran ReservaNatura PlusGran TarapacáTerroirLate HarvestVarietal Read less

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Snooth User: guilly94
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05/14/2009

Appearance: Straw yellow with bluish disk. Tears form fast, thin and are almost too close to each other. Smell: Citric, limes and lemon. Taste: Good sugar-acid balance, very round. Hint of wood with vanilla taste. Fuity, grapefruit. Overall: Good chardonnay, shows all the chilean potential to this varietal. This is an obvious wine and you can't go wrong with it.



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