Undurraga TH Valle de Limari Chardonnay 2020

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Undurraga TH Valle de Limari Chardonnay 2020

Country - Chile

Region - Valle de Limari

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Undurraga

Tasting notes - Fresh aromas of camomile flowers, lemon, melon and pear are complemented by touches of toasted hazelnut and coastal mineral notes. Smooth and creamy on the palate, delicate notes of oak spice are exquisitely balanced by fresh acidity through to an elegant finish. Serve with poultry in a creamy sauce.

 

Undurraga TH Valle de Limari Chardonnay 2020

Inviting aromas of butterscotch and camomile flowers are
complemented by toasted hazelnut and a touch of
ginger, all exquisitely balanced by a saline and mineral
finish.
Producer Note
Undurraga is one of Chile’s most prestigious wineries, consistently receiving high scores
from top wine critics. Founded in 1885, Undurraga owns 1,350 hectares of estate
vineyard in Chile’s premium wine producing areas such as Leyda, Cauquenes and
Itata. Head winemaker Rafael Urrejola has spent a great deal of time researching and
understanding the diversity of Chile’s vineyard sites; the result is the emblematic ‘Terroir
Hunter’ range. Undurraga cultivates their vineyards with respect for the environment
and follow a philosophy of minimal intervention in the cellar in order to showcase the
terroir.
Vintage
Frost, drought, summer heatwaves and the Covid pandemic all provided challenges
for Chile's winemakers in 2020. The warm, dry winter was followed by frost in early
October which significantly reduced yields. Fortunately, the temperatures warmed up
and the season was hot and dry, resulting in a short and early harvest, yielding
concentrated grapes full of flavour.
Vineyard
The grapes were sourced from a selected vineyard in Quebrada Seca, located on the
western side of the Limarí Valley, 380 kilometres to the north of Santiago. This relatively
new region for high quality wines has a marine-influenced, semi-arid climate, with misty
mornings, windy afternoons and cool nights. Daily temperatures between January and
March rarely exceed 30°C, as constant breezes sweep into the valley from the Pacific
Ocean bringing a cooling influence. Thus the conditions are ideal for slow ripening and
preserving the fresh aromas and flavours of the grapes. The high intensity of sunlight
resulting from clear blue skies almost all year round encourages the grapes to ripen
completely with concentrated flavours.
Winemaking
The grapes were rigorously sorted, ensuring that only ripe clusters, free from rot or sun
burn, underwent gentle pressing with a controlled pre-oxidation of the must. The free
run and lightly pressed juices were chilled to 4°C to 6°C and cold stabilised for 48 hours.
The must was then racked to egg shaped concrete tanks and large Burgundian oak
barrels, of which 16% were new, where fermentation took place with natural yeasts at
temperatures of 15°C to 17°C. After fermentation, the wine was left on its lees and aged
for 10 months with regular bâtonnage, imparting the wine with more body, weight and
identity.
Tasting Note
Fresh aromas of camomile flowers, lemon, melon and pear are complemented by
touches of toasted hazelnut. Smooth and creamy on the palate, delicate notes of oak
spice are exquisitely balanced by coastal freshness through to an elegant finish.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%
Winemaker: Rafael Urrejola
Region: Valle de Limari
Subregion: Quebrada Seca
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13.5%

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