Vina Chocalan Reserva Chardonnay 2018

Producer: VINA CHOCALAN S.A.
Vintage: 2018
Production Area: Coastal area of Maipo Valley, near Maipo River. SOIL - Piedmont soils of the Coastal Mountain range: granite origin and clay loam texture. CLIMATE - Temperate Mediterranean climate. Temperatures from december to march. Max: 28°C-29°C
Type: White Table Wine
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sugar: 1.6g/l
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay-100
Color: The 2018 Chardonnay is a bright yellow straw hue in appearance.
Aroma: Notes of apricot,apple, and cantaloupe balanced by peach pineapple and honeydew.
Taste: With a velvety texture on the entrance, this Chardonnay demonstrates a clean and fresh mouth with a fruity mid palate complemented by layers of ripe pineapple, nectarine, mandarin orange,and honeysuckle. The finish is fresh and held together by lively acidity.
Cellaring Potential: 2 - 3 years.
Food Matching: This Chardonnay goes well with salmon Carpaccio, goat cheese, fat fishes, any plate with a creamy seafood sauce and white meat. Serve at 10º-12ºC. TOTAL ACIDITY : 3,4 g/l -- PH: 3,3 -- RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.6 g/l
Vinification: HARVEST - Hand-picked grapes during the first week of april. FERMENTATION - Cold prefermentative maceration. 20% of the wine was fermented and aged in french oak barrel during 2 - 3 months, with battonage, two times a week. No Malolactic fermentation to preserve the acidity. 85% of the wine stays in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: 20 % was fermented in old French barrels in contact with the lees for 2-3 months.