|The last wine in our series, and it's a good one!|
100% Chardonnay from Limari Valley, Chile.
SRP of $19 and available for as low as $14. Sample received courtesy Wines of Chile for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"This Chardonnay is from a vineyard at 135m above sea level on the south bank of Limari River. The limited production wine was fermented and then aged in French oak for eleven months. Striking minerals and pear aromas are synonymous with this part of the Limari Valley north of Santiago. The oak adds generous helpings of vanilla and hazelnut. With a full and vibrant palate, the crisp acidity grants it a long finish.Today is the last wine in our series on the Coastal whites of Chile, and it comes from a producer that we like quite a bit, Concha y Toro. This is their first white wine that we've sampled having previously tried two different Carménère: the 2009 Marques de Casa Concha and the 2009 Casillero del Diablo.
The 2009 Concha Y Toro Marques De Casa Concha Chardonnay begins with pleasant aromas of citrus and pear along with some mineral and nutty notes. The wine tastes really nice with pear and citrus flavors and a good silky texture. It also has good balance and a bit of vibrancy to it. The fruit really comes through nicely even though it sees quite a bit of time in oak. Overall a really nice Chardonnay!
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Taste Rating: 8 Cost Rating: 6
Overall Rating: 7.5
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Wines in the Chile Coastal Whites series:
2011 Vina Casablanca Nimbus Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Casa Silva Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Chardonnay
2011 Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
2010 De Martino Legado Reserva Chardonnay
2011 Veramonte Ritual Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Los Vascos Barons de Rothschild Sauvignon Blanc
2009 Concha Y Toro Marques De Casa Concha Chardonnay
Also be sure to check out Tour of Chile Part 1 series on Carménère!