This intense Chardonnay is clean and light yellow in color, with aromas of peaches, tropical fruit such as pineapple, and a hint of banana that blend beautifully with a rich note of vanilla. Bright acidity enhances the fresh fruit flavors and lends perfect balance to the sweet sensation that lingers on the deliciously long and pleasing finish.
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Molina Vineyard. VII Region, Chile.(Central Valley)
La Huerta Vineyard. Cool climate area with Andean influence. Good for developing tropical aromas.
Wine maker notes
The grapes are hand picked at 22–23° brix to protect their natural characteristics and avoid oxidation of aromas. Harvest usually takes place in mid-March with yields of 12 to 15 tons per hectare.
The grapes are processed immediately upon arriving at the cellar and may be cold macerated at 10º–12°C (50º–54ºF) for 4 to 6 hours. They are then transferred to the press, and the first- and second-run musts are separated, leaving the option of using both in the final blend. The must is decanted at low temperatures (11°C / 52ºF) for 24 to 48 hours, and the clean must is racked off and inoculated with selected yeasts. Fermentation is carried out for 20 days at controlled temperatures below 15°C (59ºF) to develop and preserve the variety’s fresh fruit aromas, character, and intensity.
Ideal with poultry and game birds, veal, pork, fish, and pasta sauced with cream or butter and mushrooms. Best served at: 10º–12°C (50º–54ºF)
Founded in year 1865, Vina San Pedro is nowadays one of the largest and oldest exporters of Chilean wine and one of the most important wineries in the country.
San Pedro’s main vineyard, wine cellar and hundred-year-old underground cava cellar are located in Molina, in Curico Valley, 200 Km. south of Santiago. There, San Pedro has one of the largest stretches of vineyards in Latin America, with 1,200 hectares.
Parallelly, San Pedro has over 1,500 planted hectares in Central Valley and in the other main vine-growing valleys in Chile, such as Elqui, Casablanca, San Antonio-Leyda, Maipo, Cachapoal, Maule and Bio-Bio, always in the quest for new and better origins for its wines.
Vina San Pedro is part of the so-called VSPT Wine Group winemaking group, the third largest vitivinicultural group in Chile and the second largest exporter of Chilean wine.
Its portfolio includes the brands Cabo de Hornos, Kankana del Elqui, Tierras Moradas, 1865 Single Vineyard, 1865 Lmited Edition, Castillo de Molina, 35 South and GatoNegro, which enjoy vibrant success in the most competitive markets.