Chardonnay Gran Reserva

Chardonnay Gran Reserva

Región: Maule Valley
Alcohol: 14%
Suelo: Sandy Loam
Acidez total: 5,5 g/L
Azúcar residual: 2 g/L

Clima

Cool temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime, moderately warm summers (influence of the Andes mountains) and very rainy winters.

Suelo

This Chardonnay is made with grapes from the Yerbas Buenas estate’s Los Blancos parcel. Shallow alluvial soils of sandy loam, with a large amount of organic material.

Viticultura

Age of vines: 8 years
Vine management system: Vertical Shoot Positioning Trellis(VSP)
Density: 3,330 plants/hectare (1,350 plants/acre)
Yield: 10 tons/hectare (4 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand picked with double selection in vineyard, in the first half of March.

Vinificación

Fermentation: Starts with active dry yeast (Cerevisiae); temperature 16-18 degrees Celsius (61-64 Fahrenheit); Complete fermentation in French oak barrels.
Aging: Aged on its lees during six months in the same French oak barrels.

Nota de cata

Appearance: Golden yellow with gold highlights.
Nose: Intense nose of pineapple, almond blossoms, pear and vanilla.
In mouth: Very aromatic, full, with a long finish of exotic fruits.