Light greenish-yellow color. The complex, multi-layered nose combines mineral notes with expressive tropical fruits. Hints of minerality are balanced by bright acidity and a lush and creamy texture. Elegant and approachable, the wine has a long, persistent finish.
Steve Tanzer 90 points - The 2009 Chardonnay Wild Ferment was fermented (as the name implies) with native yeasts and aged sur lie in 20% new French oak with batonnage. It offers up a surprisingly sophisticated bouquet of buttered popcorn, melon, white fruits, and hazel nuts leading to a creamy-textured, intensely flavored wine with impeccable balance and length. It is an outstanding value that over-delivers in a big way. ”
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2009 ERRAZURIZ CHARDONNAY WILD FERMENT
"Bright yellow-gold. A wild, highly perfumed bouquet evokes dried pear, orange, iodine and toasty lees. The palate offers sappy, densely packed orchard fruits along with suave spice and floral nuances. A note of toasted grain comes up with air and lingers on the long, focused finish. This rich, fleshy wine would be great with a buttery fish or chicken dish." Steve Tanzer 90 Points
|La Escultura vineyard with fine clay and sandy-loam soils was planted in 1997 to clones 96 and 548. The grapes were handpicked and then crushed whole-cluster. The must was cold decanted in stainless steel tanks to increase clarity before fermentation. Fermented in stainless steel. Approximately 45% of the final blend saw malolactic fermentation. The entire blend was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels (4% new).
Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Viña Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 100 kms North of the Capital, Santiago. Recognising that this valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard.
Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano's descendant, Eduardo Chadwick. Eduardo is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business.
Eduardo has overseen the modernisation of the winemaking technology at this historic estate while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines. Dedicated to producing estate grown wines of superior quality, Errazuriz has built a reputation as the "Best of Chile".
Errazuriz's philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, "From the best land, the best wine". As an estate winery, Viña Errazuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the winemaking process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curico valleys, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on the delicate handling of the wines, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is his dynamism and passion for wine that has made Errazuriz such an internationally respected producer of quality wines.