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Novas Gran Reserva Chardonnay

2016

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The Basics

Type

White Wine

Country

Chile

Region

Casablanca

ABV

13.5%

Vintage

2016

Size

75cl

Grape

Chardonnay

Production Method

Organic

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£11.90

18 in stock

The Details

In a Nutshell

A classic Casablanca Chardonnay - rich but with a mineral structure. A great food wine.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw in colour with fruity apricot, quince, and pineapple aromas along with notes of toasted hazelnuts. The palate shows ripe stone fruits balanced with refreshing acidity and good length.

Grape Blend

100%

Chardonnay

Production Notes

Marked by the influence of the Pacific Ocean and the Humboldt Current. Constant humidity and average temperatures of 25ºC in the summer and 14ºC in the winter. The Vineyards were planted in 1993, 4,000 plants/hectare located 370m above sea level, vertically positioned with a northeast-southwest orientation and drip irrigated. Casablanca is a cold-climate valley due to the maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean and the Humboldt Current that cools the coastline. The grapes were picked into 400-kg bins and transported to the cellar for immediate chilling. The grapes underwent a selection process on conveyor belts that led to a bladder press for direct pressing. The must was decanted and racked to stainless steel tanks and barrels for fermentation with selected yeasts. Once the alcoholic fermentation was completed, the new wine remained on its lees, which were stirred (battonage) to improve the contact. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. Prior to bottling, the wine was fined with adjusted doses of bentonite and cold stabilized to prevent future tartaric precipitations.

Producer - Emiliana

With prime vineyards in Casablanca, Maipo, Rapel and Bio-Bio and access to the newest and best clones in Chile (through Jose Guilisasti, brother of Emiliana’s General Manager Rafael who runs Chile’s foremost nursery) Emiliana is a very substantial and impressive organisation. Emiliana is one of the world’s most important producers of Organic and Biodynamic wines. They have a total of 997 hectares under vine of which 923ha are IMO and Demeter certified organic. As South America’s largest organic producer, their spectacular vineyard and winery at Los Robles has the added benefit of being biodynamic and features the sensory delights of roaming Alpacas, dung heaps and dynamised biodynamic mixtures to treat the vineyards

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The Basics

Type

White Wine

Country

Chile

Region

Casablanca

ABV

13.5%

Vintage

2016

Size

75cl

Grape

Chardonnay

Production Method

Organic

Suitable For

Vegans, Vegetarians

£11.90

18 in stock