Echeverria, Unwooded Chardonnay Reserva 2022
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A surprisingly fresh and juicy unoaked Chard from one of Chile's leading wine producers. This 2022 Reserva expresses aromas of pineapples, ripe melon, and peach combined with fresh citrus notes. The palate is silky and vibrant with a long and mouthwatering finish. The grapes were destemmed and chilled to 8°C followed by a direct pneumatic pressing. Static sedimentation took place at 8 to 10°C for 24 to 48 hours. 30% of the blend then underwent a cold maceration for 18 hours to enhance the fruit flavours. The must was fermented in stainless steel tanks with wild yeasts at controlled temperatures of between 14 to 18°C for 25 days. Partial malolactic conversion took place followed by six weeks maturation in steel tanks, with continuous stirring of the fine lees, imparting a creamy texture to the final wine. Blended with Viognier following fermentation, the wine was stored in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, before bottling.