Winemakers

Marcelo Gallardo
Olivier Tregoat

Technical Data

Acidity
4 g/L - pH: 3.2

Alcohol
14%

Suggested Retail Price

$13.99

DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD (LAFITE)

Los Vascos

CHARDONNAY 2015

Background

Los Vascos wines blend Lafite tradition with the unique terroir of Chile to create elegant wines that bring exceptional to the everyday. The vision of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to expand their estate took them to South America in 1988, becoming the first French viticultural investment in modern Chile. Since then, a comprehensive modernization and investment program has been undertaken, oriented towards the production of fine wine using and adapting the viticultural experiences of Bordeaux and other areas where Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) is present. The vineyard’s own Chardonnay grapes are complemented by a selection of grapes from the Central Valley, which is renowned for its great Chardonnay production.

Appellation

Central Valley, Chile

Varietal Composition

100% Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

Spring was characterized by cold nights, warm days and the lack of winter rain produced unusual climate conditions. The result is a Chardonnay of outstanding concentration made from grapes ripened to perfection thanks to the optimal temperatures during their development. The absence of frost enabled us to maintain a good balance between growth and ripeness.

Winemaking

The grapes were harvested between March 2nd and 6th, approximately 10 days earlier than the previous year. Harvesting was done early in the morning, when the temperatures are low to preserve the grapes’s full potential. After sorting, the bunches were carefully pressed for fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures between 57˚ and 61˚F.

Tasting Notes

Bright yellow color. The nose presents aromas of banana, mandarin oranges, wild hazelnuts and almonds, followed by notes of verbena leaves, and lemon zest. Juicy, versatile and deliciously fresh in the mouth.

92 pts

James Suckling 5/16

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