Chono Casablanca Valley Chardonnay 2015

Country
Chile
Region
Casablanca Valley
Producer
Chono
Grape(s)
Chardonnay (100%)
Type
White
Style
Fruity
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
14%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
Yes
Egg
No

Region

The coastal Casablanca Valley stretches west of Santiago to the Pacific Ocean, and runs north of the San Antonio Valley. Although Casablanca is further north than much of Chile`s traditional fruit growing regions, it is north of Chile`s Coastal mountain range and therefore exposed to the cold ocean breezes and mists. Cool climate varieties have established a high reputation here, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in particular.

Producer

Named after the indiginous Chono tribe, who were described by Darwin as ‘one of the bravest native tribes’, they were well known for having a passion for life and for nature. This passion was the inspiration behind Chono which is a project designed to showcase wines expressive of the region where they thrive the best. Created by Alvaro Espinoza in 2004, Chono wines are carefully selected, single vineyard varietals from some unique terroirs in Chile with the aim of producing wines which focus on quality over quantity.
Tasting Notes
A golden yellow colour, highly aromatic wine with strong notes of citrus fruits and flowers together with subtle yet pleasant touches of fresh grass and ripe pineapples. On the palate, it is fresh with apple, citrus lime and tropical fruit flavours. Forty percent of the wine was aged in French oak for 6 months which gives it a fuller mouth feel and a long and pleasant finish.
Food
Best served with grilled fish, white meat or chicken dishes.