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Las Pizarras, Chardonnay, 2016

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Las Pizarras, Chardonnay

Contains Sulphites.

Appellation: Aconcagua Valley

The Aconcagua Valley takes its name from the striking Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Andes. A crucial water supply is found in the meltwater from the mountain's snow caps, providing much needed natural irrigation to one of the driest and hottest inland regions in Chile. The region is more famed for its reds, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon. The best red wines are found in the middle ground where an attractive combination of both inland and coastal influences can be found, however the coastal sub-regions of Aconcagua, such as San Antonio and Casablanca are producing some of the country's most successful cool climate varieties thanks to the Pacific's cooling influence.

Grape Type: Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most widely-grown and versatile of all white grape varieties. As a relatively neutral grape, it offers a near transparent map of winemaking style, climate and terroir. It is the ideal grape variety for Burgundy, where it serves to mirror the complex nuances of the myriad of terroirs found in this hallowed land. Chardonnay produces a variety of wines from the minerally and unoaked styles found in Chablis, the fatter nuttier examples in Meursault, to the tropical fruit-driven versions found in the New World. It is also the major grape variety in Champagne, where it produces lively floral wines, namely in the Côte de Blancs. It can be found throughout Europe and the New World thanks to its versatility. As a non-aromatic variety, it has an affinity with oak, whether new or used, French or American.