Casas Del Bosque Reserva Chardonnay 2019
Aromas of lemon and green plums, with a hint of toasted bread. Lively and dry, with a creamy mouthfeel and a medium long length. Ideally served at 43 – 46ºF with shellfish, crustaceans (crab is a favorite in Chile) and poultry. Herbs and spices like sage, tarragon and nutmeg. Grilled zucchini, mushrooms and creamy cheeses like vacherin, époisses or burrata.
90 points by Patricio Tapia – Descorchados
This Chardonnay comes from Casas del Bosque´s own estate in Casablanca, making it a single vineyard wine. The blocks from which the grapes come from are planted on yellow, sandy loams, and are actually a mix of ungrafted “Mendoza” clones and grafted French clones. After the 2020 harvest, the grapes were destemmed and crushed to a pneumatic press. The resulting juices were then left to cold settle for a night and the following day racked to stainless steel tanks, inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented at temperatures between 59 and 64ºF. Following fermentation, 25% of the young wine was transferred to French oak barrels and underwent malolactic fermentation. The remainder was left on the gross lees, before blending the final wine. It was then was clarified, cold stabilized and filtered. The first bottling occurred on January 30th, 2020. Total production was of 7.200 cases.