VARIETY: Chardonnay 100%
STYLE: Complex, elegant and potent typical of the Limari Valley.
HARVEST: Manual. Grapes are carefully transported to the winery in small containers.
The grapes have been harvested between the 22 and 27 of February, in small 12 kg containers. The story begins at 6:30 am,
when people enter the vineyard to select only healthy and perfectly ripe bunches. A second selection is made just before
entering the press, without destemming, under gas protection. The press time is around 3 hours, with low pressure and few
rotations to obtain the cleanest and clearer juice as possible. The juice is decanted 24 hours, and once clean, fermented with
selected yeasts. Temperatures are totally controls, between 14 and 16°C, to keep all the potential. When fermentation is well
advanced, 90% of the juice goes to French oak barrels to keep on fermenting, while the rest is fermented in steel tank. From
fermentation until the end of the process, wine is in contact with its fine lees, removing them (batonnages) twice a week to get
better volume and character. The barrels are checked every week, until finding the perfect balance between fruit and wood.
When we reach the expected balance, around 10 months after, we take out the wine from the barrels and keep it during two
months in tank, checking its evolution before programming its bottling. The final blend results being 90% barrels, 10% tank.
Bright and dense pale gold.
Through its freshness, the nose expresses elegant aromas of apples, pears, lemons with tangerines hints layered by mineral
tones. Floral honey and subtle English cream are also present with a buttery whisper beside the soft oak complexity.
The mouth offers an excellent balance between the generosity of its texture and its fresh and mineral origins. Deep and
structured, the wine gets a good density and roundness at mid-palate after its sharp attack, and finely ends with a complex
finish where fruits are enhanced by mineral accents.
We used only French barrels of 400 ( mainly ), 350 and 228 lts such as: Remond, Adour Grand Cru, Taransaud and Dargaud
with medium largo and light toasts, mainly Bertranges, Jupilles, Nevers and Vosges forests. 15% new, 40% second, 35%third
and 10% fourth use during 9 months.
Right now and at least four years more.
|Name||Tamaya Chardonnay Gran Reserva 2012 Limari Valley Chile|
VARIETY: Chardonnay 100%
|Country of Production|
|Type||Still table wine|
|Bottle size||Bottle 75cl|
|Drink from - until||Now- 2018|
|Wine Maker||José Pablo Martin.|
|Food matching||white fish ceviche with grapefruit and goat-cheese fingers.|