Chardonnay 90% Moscatel 10%
DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN
Chardonnay: Casablanca Valley Moscatel: Itata Valley
Casablanca: sandy clay, 2m. deep Itata: granitic red clay
Casablanca Valley experienced moderate to high temperatures in 2017. By the time harvest began at the beginning of March the grapes had attained full ripeness. This year’s Chardonnay show a more tropical and citrus aromatic profile.
Chardonnay was harvested on the 22nd of February, and Moscatel on the 4th of March, both at their optimum potential to make base wine for sparkling. Bunches were picked at night and immediately transported to the winery in order to preserve their quality and character.
The must was protected against contact with oxygen throughout the entire fermentation process. Grapes were pressed upon arrival at the winery obtaining a 50% yield. A balanced and temperature-controlled fermentation was carried out at 16-17°C, allowing the extraction of the typical aromatics of the varieties. The base wine is then transferred into pressurized stainless steel tanks where the wine is made sparkling using the traditional Martinotti/Charmat method.
Alcohol: 12% ABV; pH: 3.17; Tartaric Acid: 8 g/L; Residual Sugar: 8.5 g/L . Ageing Potential: 1 year.
7 years in optimal cellaring conditions.
Pale straw yellow with greenish hints enhanced by a a fine and persistent perlage.
Citrus notes of grapefruit and lime complemented by soft floral aromas.
Fresh and crisp on the palate with small, persistent bubbles that envelop a lingering finish.
We recommend serving between 5-6°C, as an aperitif or paired with fish, seafood, salads and fresh cheeses.