This is an herbaceous take on Chardonnay from the Echeverria family who work in Chile's Curico Valley with pre-phylloxera rootstocks amidst this inimitiable setting. Their vineyards cover a whopping 80 hectares.
Tasting Notes: Slightly rustic, slightly unctuous, savory chardonnay though with recognizably fresh citric acid backbone that provides a bit of structure to what is otherwise a very easy-drinking dry white. The nose is full of lovely green herbs (rosemary, basil, thyme), and the palate has a medium finish.
Vinification: 100% Chardonnay, hand-harvested from old vines planted in calcareous, clay, and limestone soils. The grapes are destemmed and chilled to 8 degrees celsius before a direct-press to temp-controlled stainless steel tank where the juice settles for 24 hours. Spontaneous fermentation is kickstarted with only native yeasts and lasts about 25 days. The wine goes through partial malolactic fermentation and is bottled unfined, unfiltered with no additional SO2. 13.5% ABV