Caliterra Reserva Chardonnay
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This wines personality stands out from the start, with a very noticeable colour pale yellow with a greenish tint that sets it apart from its predecessors. The nose advises immediately that this wine has taken the road less traveled. Its predominant citric and mineral notes are accompanied by pineapple and honey from its deepest genetic recesses. The relationship it developed with French oak in the winery is evident in the marriage of fruitiness and woodiness, which resist separation. Instead, they combine to provoke purely pleasant sensations among those who consume it.
Once in the mouth, the wine is capable of stimulating the entire palate with its enveloping, vibrant acidity. The goodness of this valleys fruit is complemented by the wines body, which emerges half way through tasting. A flavourful, well balanced and refreshing wine.
(shar dohn nay)—This noble grape’s reputation was established in France, particularly in the Burgundy region, and the highly prized Chardonnay wines from Chablis, Mâcon, Mersault, and Pouilly-Fuissé are imitated by winemakers around the world. Generally an oaked wine (whether from expensive oak barrels or a quick soak in oak chips), its fruity aromas and flavors range from apple in the cooler regions to tropical fruits such a pineapple in the warmer regions. It can also display subtle earthy aromas, such as mushroom or minerals. It has a medium to high acidity and is generally full-bodied. Classical Chardonnay wines are dry. Chardonnay is also an important grape in the Champagne district where it's picked before fully ripe and while it still has high acid and understated fruit flavors—the perfect combination for champagne. California has adopted this grape with a fervor and there are some 200 wineries producing Chardonnay wines in other parts of the United States. Chardonnay has also seen a tremendous planting surge in Australia, and new vineyards are being planted in Italy, Lebanon, New Zealand, Spain, and South Africa.