aromas de chile
menu
Family Reserve

CHARDONNAY Varietal

Origen
Sub-region: Curicó Valley
Soil: Sandy loam
Alcohol: 13,5%
Total acidity: 5 g/L
Residual sugar: 2 g/L
Climate
Origen
Mediterranean climate characterized by large day/night temperature differences as a result of the proximity with the Pacific Ocean (80 Km) and the Andes Mountains (60 Km). Unlike the neighboring areas Solana Winery receives a fair amount of wind coming from the south durinslr the summer afternoons. This helps keep the temperature from rising too much during the summer months. Annual precipitation is of 600mm concentrated during the winter months.
Soil
Origen
This Chardonnay is made starting with Etapes from parcels in the northern sector, characterized by deep, loam-clay.


Viticulture
Origen
Age of vines: 15 years
Vine management system: Canopy
Density: 1,660 plants/hectare (670 plants/acre)
Yield: 12 tons/hectare (4.8 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand picking, with double selection in vineyard, in the first half of' March.
Vinification
Origen
Fermentation: Starts with active dry yeast (Bayanus); temperature 17-18 deerees Celsius (62-64 Fahrenheit), with aeration at the finish of fermentation.
Aging: Wine conserved on its lees in stainless steel vats for 2-3 months before bottling.
Tasting Notes
Origen
Appearance: Straw color with gold highlights.
Nose: Intense nose of pear, pineapple and acacia flowers.
In mouth: Mouth entry fresh; medium bodied, with outstandinq notes of exotic Fruit in the finish.
Pairing recommendation: Chicken, turkey.