The vineyards are located in the Colchagua Valley, in Central Chile – one of South America’s most promising wine regions. At the foothills of the Andes, they benefit from cool breezes that allow a slow maturation, resulting in wines with greater aromatic complexity. This Chardonnay is fermented at low temperatures, with stirring of the lees post fermentation. 5% new oak barrels. A crisp wine with aromas of pineapple, melon and ripe apricots, combined with a touch of citrus and essences of caramel and vanilla. Fresh and fruity on the palate.
About the Producer
Viña Cantaluna's winery, a high-tech winemaking plant, is located 92 miles south of Santiago, at Chimbarongo city, Colchagua Valley. The modern cellar was built between the 1999 and 2003, but the owners have owned old vineyards throughout the best regions of Chile. Most of the wines come from the Colchagua Valley (with varied soil types and excellent microclimates) except for the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir which come from the cooler Casablanca Valley. Only the best 20% of their vineyards go into their bottlings.
The winery was created by a group of friends who, putting together their passion for the Colchagua Valley, the grapes and the wine, decided to form a society where each of them could contribute with their own experience and business knowledge, and whose objective was to develop high quality wines that would be internationally recognized. The winery is rooted in the earth and traditions of the Colchagua area. Its icon, inspired by the goddess of the moon - a central deity in Chilean mythology - symbolizes the soul of the Andes. The wines are true expressions of each variety. They are meant to be approchable and affordable.