A Chardonnay with incredible balance and complexity that can age like fine Burgundy.
Bright yellow color. Intense aromas of citric fruit and grilled hazelnut with a mineral touch. On the palate, great varietal fruit intensity is enhanced by excellent acidity. The aftertaste lingers with mineral and fruity notes mixed with hints of French oak. The balance between alcohol and acidity is impressive and gives this wine a freshness, a length, and an aging potential not commonly found in white Chilean wines.
This wine pairs well with delicate foods such lighter seafood and creamy vegetable soups.
The 2020 Chardonnay SOLdeSOL, from Malleco, was fermented in one-tenth new barrels. Bright yellow in the glass with aromas of acacia and hazelnut, it's also a little nutty, while the yeast makes an appearance over the bed of white fruit. Expansive with a refined, slightly malic acidity; the oak appears toward the end, followed by a long, voluminous finish.Vinous June 2022
Tim Atkin 2022
From Felipe's 20-year old original test vineyard in Traiguen (Malleco Valley), these grapes were harvested late in the season due to the cold climate. Yields were less than 2.5 tons per acre. The grapes were pressed as whole clusters and 10% goes through malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged for nine months in French oak.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
- Region: Malleco
- Avg Elevation: 500 feet
- Avg Age of Vines: 29 years
- PH: 4.97
- Alcohol: 13.3%
- Size: 6/750ml
- Cases Imported: 400
- UPC: 835603002553