Molina Vineyard. VII region, Chili.(Central valley) La Huerta Vineyard. Cold area with Andes influence. Nice for developing tropical aromas.
The grapes are hand harvested at 22-23° brix, protecting their full characteristics and avoiding oxidation of aromas. Harvest usually takes place in the middle of March with a vineyard yield of 12 to 15 tons per hectare.
The grapes are processed immediately when they arrive to the cellar. The grapes can be macerated at low temperatures (10-12°C) for 4 to 6 hours and then goes to the press where first and second must is separated, leaving the option of mixing them later in the final blend The juice must is left for decanting at low temperatures (11°C) for 24 to 48 hours. Clean must is separated and is inoculated with selected yeast. The fermentation is carried out for 20 days at controlled temperatures below 15°C in order to develop and preserve the aromas and fresh character of the variety plus their fruit intensity.
This Chardonnay has a clean pale yellow color; Its intense wine that show tropical aromas like peach, pineapple and hints of banana perfectly blended with sweet notes of vanilla. A perfect acidity improve the fresh fruity sensation an give a perfect balance with the sweet sensation that make a long pleasant finish. Excellent persistence.
Ideal with poultry and game birds, veal and pork, fish and pasta preparations which feature cream or butter, mushrooms.
Ideal temperature for drinking: 10-12°C