Errazuriz, Las Pizarras Chardonnay, 2018
Region: Aconcagua Valley, Aconcagua, Chile
Bottle size: 75cl
WA: 96+ points
The 2018 vintage of Las Pizarras Chardonnay shines with its bright yellow-straw colour. On the nose, it delivers notes of citrus fruits, accompanied by some floral notes framed by soft notes of marzipan and nuts. On the palate, the wine enters with freshness and deepness, followed by a delicate and complex feel. The palate is dominated by its citrusy profile, plus a hint of tropical fruits accompanied by delicate notes of toasted bread and dried fruits, all crowned by an exquisite mineral sensation, great persistence and an elegant finish.
Sourced entirely from the Aconcagua Costa Estate from specific lots that have a significant component of metamorphic rock including slate (pizarras, in Spanish). Given the extreme of this cool climate site, as well as the uniqueness of its soils and elevations, each small block ripens at its own pace. Its proximity to the cool Pacific Ocean and its well-drained soils, with high level of slate and metamorphic rock, allow the Estate to produce Chardonnay of exceptional complexity, depth, minerality and natural acidity.
Errazuriz has been making wine since 1870, beginning in the Aconcagua Valley. The family have always believed that great wine starts in the vineyard. 5th generation, Eduardo Chadwick has continued the mantra by establishing Seña and Viñedo Chadwick as international world class wines in addition to the time-honoured Errazuriz portfolio of wines.