Chardonnay 2018

Cousiño-Macul

Cousiño Macul was one of the first Chilean vineyards to produce Chardonnay. The vines were originally established in Maipo valley, with cuttings brought from the region of Burgundy in France at the end of the XIX Century. As time went by, the vineyard defined two different styles of Chardonnay. 

About the Vineyard

Season 2016-2017 had higher temperatures than average, which produced a faster ripening and earlier harvest. Its main characteristics were low yield, good health conditions and good quality of the fruit. The decision of harvesting earlier was key for this season and allowed the wines to achieve excellent quality, moderate acidity and expressive aromas.

Wine Production

The fruit was harvested during the last days of March. The must was slowly fermented in small stainless steel tanks at 14-15°C (57-59 °F) during 20 days. Several strains of yeast were used to obtain varied and complex aromas during fermentation. Once the wine was dry, it matured in stainless steel tanks for three months, then clarified, stabilized at low temperatures and bottled.

Tasting Notes

In the glass this wine shows a golden color with flecks of green. In nose it displays tropical fruit aromas such as pineapple and passion fruit as well as green apple and elderflower. 

Food Pairing

This wine is excellent served alone as an aperitif or matches well with salmon ceviche, Caesar salad and pasta with pesto sauce.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Buin and Macul Vineyards
Vineyard size:
Various acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous soil, sand and rough stone
Elevation:
1,320-1,890 feet
Vines/acre:
2,000 in Buin and 920 in Macul
Yield/acre:
2.6 tons
Exposure:
Northern / Southern
Year vineyard planted:
Various
Harvest time:
Last days of March
First vintage of this wine:
2002
Certified vineyards:
Wines of Chile Sustainability Certification
Certifying organizations:
Wines of Chile
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Chardonnay
Prefermentation technique:
Full bunch press
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
20 days
Fermentation temperature:
57-59 °F
Malolactic fermentation:
No
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
41,000 L
Length of aging before bottling:
4 months
Length of bottle aging:
1 month

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