Crushed & Cured
Château Los Boldos, Cachapoal Valley Chardonnay, 2021
This wine is bright yellow in colour with youthful hints. On the nose, there are aromas of tropical fruit, apricots and pears. Lively, fresh acidity complements the wine’s persistent fruitiness and elegant finish.
The estate’s first vineyards were planted in 1948 and today Château Los Boldos has 170 hectares of vineyards planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Syrah. The Mediterranean climate with clear, bright skies and a high diurnal temperature range due to the proximity of the Andes mountains, are both ideal for growing fruit that retains fresh acidity while achieving optimum ripeness.
The Chardonnay grapes were macerated in stainless steel tanks before fermentation took place over three weeks at temperatures of 14-16°C. 30% of the wine underwent malolactic conversion. The final blend spent three months ageing on fine lees in tank prior to bottling.
Region: Cachapoal Andes
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Producer: Chateau Los Boldos