Haras de Pirque Chardonnay represents the best expression of this variety in the Casablanca Valley terroir. The vineyards, surrounded by the hills rich in vegetation and olive trees, have a north-east exposure and are touched by the delicate winds coming from the Pacific Ocean. These unique climatic conditions guarantee the slow and regular ripening of the grapes enhancing the typical varietal aromas.
The 2019 vintage in the Casablanca valley of Chile was characterized by fine climatic conditions, ones capable of guaranteeing a vrey positive growth and development of the vine. Springtime was regular, without frosts, creating the premesses for an excellent harvest. The ripening period, distinguished by temperatures which were slightly higher than seasonal averages, fully brought out the fruity personality of the Chardonnay crop. The picking took place during the first days of the month of March.
The grapes of the individual grape parcels were picked by hand. The grape berries were given a delicate pressing and received a brief cold maceration on their skins to favor a natural decantation of impurities. The alcoholic fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and, partially, in small oak barrels. After a period of aging on its fine lees, the wine was blended and ten bottled.
Haras de Pirque Chardonnay offers a straw yellow color along with golden highlights. The nose is elegant, with characteristic citrus fruit notes and pleasurable nuances of peaches. The palate is fresh, with fine persisteence, and the finish and aftertaste close with light sensations of almonds and walnuts.