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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £57.72
Country - Chile
Region - Maule Valley
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 60%, Viognier 40%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Oveja Negra
Tasting notes - Tropical aromas from the Chardonnay are complemented by floral and apricot notes from the Viognier. The palate is very refreshing and floral, with well balanced acidity and a sense of sweetness that prolongs a silky finish. Good harmony between the palate and the nose.
A creamy white wine with rich flavours of ripe melon
combined with the zestiness of green apple on the
Oveja Negra's definition of Black Sheep is someone special and out of the ordinary
who attracts attention and stands out from the crowd. Winemaker Carlos Gatica
seeks to combine sustainable viticultural practices with innovative winemaking, to
produce fruit-driven wines of real character. "Sustainability, expression of terroir, and
quality are key. The aim is to deliver wines with superior quality, at fair prices, made in
harmony with nature". These are individual wines for individual people.
The 2015 – 2016 season began with a cold, dry spring with lower average
temperatures than previous years. Summer temperatures were higher, but autumn
was also cold and wet. Rainfall in autumn resulted in the need to harvest earlier.
Generally the whites are very fresh, with intense aromas and moderate alcohol
The grapes come from the Cuncos and Rio Bonito vineyard blocks of the San Rafael
estate in the Maule Valley. This area benefits from long warm days which promote
ripening, with cool nights which preserve good acidity. The proximity of the Andes
Mountains has a cooling effect on the vines. Canopy management is undertaken in
the vineyard to control yields and ensures even ripening. The soil is loam to clay-loam
in texture with moderate fertility.
The grapes were hand-picked in the morning while the grapes were still cool and
transported to the winery, where they were whole cluster pressed without crushing.
This ensured clean, clear juice, enhanced the organoleptic characteristics of the
Viognier and Chardonnay and prevented possible bitter flavours in the wine.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 14° to 16°C to preserve the
aromatic intensity. The wine was gently filtered prior to bottling.
Tropical aromas from the Chardonnay are complemented by floral and apricot
notes from the Viognier. The palate is very refreshing and floral, with well balanced
acidity and a sense of sweetness that prolongs a silky finish. Good harmony between
the palate and the nose.
White meats in delicate sauces, chicken curry or pan-fried salmon with a butter
Chardonnay 60%, Viognier 40%
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