Los Vascos Chardonnay Cuvée Especial

Viña Los Vascos
In the land of Los Vascos, cultivation is at our heart; cultivating not only vineyards but our dream to transform our vast land into a fruitful eco-system producing the most elegant Chilean wines. We are free spirited but remember our heritage. Our holistic approach encompasses and protects all - from our short-legged sheep clearing weeds without devouring precious grapes to our artisans honing hand-made knives to carefully tend the vines. We embody the Chilean paradox, meticulous in our work, easy going and warm in our personality. We are independent yet proud to cultivate our community because we are stronger and happier together.

The vintage
This season started with winter rains (approximately 250 mm) well below the annual average, which forced us to start irrigating earlier than usual. Temperatures remained fairly normal during the early part of the growth season, with the bud break unaffected by frosts.
Temperatures were unusually high from the end of the winter until the harvest. Average maximum temperatures above 30ºC totaled 330 hours between September and April, significantly higher than the annual average of 200 hours. Due to the high temperatures, the harvest started 20 days earlier than the previous year. The combination of warm weather, good irrigation management, load adjustment, and balanced fertilization resulted in grapes of excellent health and quality.
The wine
Los Vascos’s Chardonnay is a fresh and delicate wine, with a harmonious and fruity bouquet.
The vineyard’s own Chardonnay grapes are complemented by a selection of grapes from Casablanca valley located further north between Santiago and Valparaiso. Flavourful, fresh and pleasant, this wine has an appealing character with good length of fruit. The nose offers an explosion of aromas with notes of melon, banana, grapefruit and other tropical fruit.

Varietals
Chardonnay : 100%

Tasting notes
Beautiful pale bright yellow. The nose offers the distinctive pineapple, peach, and banana scents of this variety, as well as notes of pear, grapefruit, and elegant floral aromas. Rich, creamy texture, good length, and excellent acidity. Best served cold between 10º and 12ºC.