The grapes for this Chardonnay come from the La Escultura vineyard, located in the Casablanca Valley just 32 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean. Warm summer days, morning fog and fresh evening breezes that blow in from the coast, allow for a gradual ripening process of the grapes that helps to preserve their aromas, flavours and acidity. The soil has fine clay and sandy-loam textures, with low vigour potential. The vineyard was planted in 1997 with clones 96 and 548, each of which produces a different fruit expression that provides great complexity to the final Chardonnay blend.
Fresh and expressive Chardonnay with a bright-yellow green colour. Aromas of citrus, quince and pear are complemented by soft toasted notes that add complexity and texture. Well structured, this Chardonnay has a refreshing acidity, medium body and a long finish. The 2017 vintage was characterised by a mild and dry winter, followed by a very sunny and warm summer, finalized by an early harvest. As a result the vintage blessed us with wines with sophistication that beautifully balance fruit concentration, structure and depth mainly given the season’s particularly low yields. The wines of 2017 have an immense sense of purity, minerality, intensity and structure.
Begun in 1870 by Don Maximiano Erruzuriz in the tiny town of Panquehue, Errazuriz vineyards was, not long after its founding, one of the largest single-owner wine estates in the world, with 1730 acres planted in an area largely unknown for viticulture in Chile at the time. Don Maximiano was used to making big bets, however. As the part owner of the country's primary copper producer and the owner of the country's primary natural gas producer, Don Maximiano did not do anything half-heartedly. As.. read more
Grapes were handpicked in the early morning in small boxes and carefully transported to the winery, where they were whole-cluster pressed and cold decanted in stainless steel tanks. The use of native yeasts along with the larger number of strains of yeasts during a wild fermentation contributes greater complexity to the wine.