Los Vascos Chardonnay

Colchagua / Casablanca

Los Vascos’s Chardonnay is a fresh, delicate wine, with a harmonious, fruity bouquet.
The vineyard’s own Chardonnay grapes are complemented by a selection of grapes from the Casablanca Valley, further north between Santiago and Valparaiso.

Flavourful, fresh and pleasant, this wine has an appealing character with good length of fruit. The nose offers an explosion of aromas with notes of melon, banana, grapefruit and exotic fruit.

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Los Vascos Chardonnay Colchagua / Casablanca

Vintages

  • Vintage 2013

    • 100% Chardonnay

    The winter was relatively dry, but fortunately there was enough rain in December, at the beginning of the ripening period, to provide the necessary coolness.
    Leaf removal operations then enabled the yield to be controlled, and the grapes were able to fully ripen and express all of their potential.
    The grapes were picked early and the harvests took place in excellent conditions between 11 and 15 March.

    Tasting notes (at bottling)

    This Chardonnay has a delicate, bright yellow colour. The nose offers aromas of ripe pineapple, fresh banana, stewed Asian pumpkin and white flowers. On the palate, it combines freshness and volume with a pleasantly balanced finish.
    Ideal as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to fish, oysters, poultry and certain soft cheeses. Can be kept a few months and enjoyed as it evolves. Serve cold between 10°C and 12°C.

  • Vintage 2012

    • 100% Chardonnay

    Weather conditions were very favourable in 2012.
    The valleys where our Chardonnay is grown had an adequate amount of rain and moderate temperatures that ensured excellent growth. 
    The harvest took place in good conditions, resulting in a balanced Chardonnay with good acidity, and very satisfactory flavour intensity and structure.

    The harvests started in early March in Colchagua, and then in the Colchagua Andes, finishing in April in the Casablanca Valley.

    Tasting note (at bottling)

    Brilliant yellow colour.
    The nose expresses pineapple, green banana, grapefruit, physalis (Cape gooseberry), apricot and almond aromas. Fresh and balanced on the palate with a pleasant finish.

    Ideal as an aperitif or the perfect match for fish, oysters, poultry, and some mild cheeses. May be kept for a few months to appreciate its evolution. Best served cold at 10 to 12ºC

  • Vintage 2011

    • 100% Chardonnay

    The early days of the season brought low temperatures, rain, and a spring free of frost. Summer and fall temperatures were relatively low, which led to the grapes ripening slowly, resulting in excellent quality.

    tasting notes (at bottling)

    This Chardonnay presents a bright yellow colour with glints of gold. The nose offers pineapple, banana, and grapefruit aromas with a hint of papaya. Fresh and balanced on the palate with tremendous volume and a lovely finish.
    Ideal as an aperitif or the perfect match for fish, oysters, poultry, and some mild cheeses. May be kept for a few months to appreciate its evolution. Best served cold at 10 to 12ºC.

  • Vintage 2010

    • 100% Chardonnay

    The vineyard year began with a moderate winter, both in terms of temperature and rainfall. Nevertheless, during most of the spring, temperatures remained fairly low, which meant lower yields, but very good quality grapes.

    tasting notes (at bottling)

    Bright yellow colour with golden highlights. The nose expresses aromas of pineapple, banana, grapefruit, green apple and some notes of papaya. In the mouth, it is fresh and balanced with good volume and a pleasant finish.

    This wine is ideal as an aperitif or to accompany fish, poultry and soft cheeses. It may be kept for a few months to appreciate its evolution. Best served cold between 10 and 12ºC.

  • Vintage 2009

    • 100% Chardonnay

    A year to be remembered for its very cold winter and dry spring. However, the grapes managed to attain excellent quality and very well balanced ripeness by the harvest.

    tasting notes (at bottling)

    Bright yellow colour with glints of gold. The nose offers an explosion of aromas of melon, banana, grapefruit and other exotic fruit with a touch of hazelnuts. The palate is very flavourful and fresh, pleasantly fruity and well-structured with good length.