Packed with subtle pineapple, pears and apple flavours. This Chardonnay is big and bold with touches of lemon and delicious toasted almonds.
Tropical aromas with citrus and herbaceous notes. Lots of fresh fruit flavours with a delicious long finish.
A pale lemon green in colour, there are aromas are of gooseberries, cut grass and elderflower. On the palate it is very fresh flavours of pineapple and passion fruit and a light and refreshing finish. A fruity easy drinking wine, perfect as an aperitif.
Of a pale yellow color with golden glimmers and high aromatic intensity, where pleasant fruit bouquets stand out, such as pineapple and green apple, giving way to its characteristic floral notes such as white jasmine. A slight honeyed sensation on the finish. In mouth it presents an incredible acidity, good body and freshness. Its citric fruity side, dry and with long ending stands out.
Awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in all of their a) October 2016 edition review of Itata (Chile) b) January 2017 edition review of their Most Exciting Wines of 2016 and c) April 2017 edition review of Chile (see blue links below).
Viejas Tinajas comes from the coastal vineyards of the Itata Valley located in the southern region of Chile; it is the cradle of the country's viticulture, with vines dating back to 1551. The area is characterized by a coastal climate, with high levels of rainfall, rolling hills and granite soils. A sustainable agriculture, including dry farming and ploughing with horses are practiced in the vineyards. This wine is fermented and aged in centennial earthenware jars (tinajas or amphorae), thereby rescuing the tradition of the first Chilean vine growers.
A remarkable ochre hue in the glass gives way to vibrant grapey aromas, floral notes and hints of honey. There is an impressive weight and on the palate, where the tantalising Muscat character comes through, followed by a touch of earthiness on the finish. So expressive and inviting with a nice tannin structure. This has real potential as an alternative aperitif or as an accompaniment for cheese.
On the palate citrus fruits like pink grapefruit and tropical fruits as white peach and passion fruit are accompanied by the floral notes that characterize this wine, showcasing its cool Casablanca climate origin.