Villard Le Chardonnay Grand Vin
Casa Blanca Valley, Chile.
casablanca Valley: Located between the Coastal mountain range and the Pacific Ocean, it enjoys a unique micro-climate with cool sea breezes, which extends the ripening period of the grapes, giving them the perfect balance of sugars and acids. The Casablanca Valley is recognised as Chile’s premium cool climate viticultural region.
Harvest: By hand
Denomination of origin: Casablanca Valley
Vinification: Fermentation was initiated in a temperature controlled stainless steel tank, then the juice was transferred to French oak barrels where fermentation lasted 16 to 19 days. Ma- lolactic fermentation was induced in 10% of the barrels.
storage: French oak barrels for 10 months with regular “ba- tonage”. Only 51% new barrels. The wine was then cold treated and bottled. The best barrels were selected.
aroma: Complex, slightly buttery, derived from the harmonious mixture of fruit, malolactic fermentation and French oak.
taste: Medium bodied, mouth-filling wine with a long finish. Displays tropical fruit, peach and vanilla flavors. Elegant, smooth and great acidity. Excellent to drink now, it will continue to benefit from further bottle ageing.
Packaging: Packaged in a 750ml Burgundy style green coloured punted bottle