Bouchon Reserva Chardonnay (750ml)
Bouchon Family Vineyards’ history began with an adventurous young French man’s dream almost a century and a half ago. Emile Bouchon left his little home of small winegrowers in Arveyres, near Burdeos, France, to board on a ship, towards Chile in the spring of 1887. Emile came hired as a winemaker adviser and throughout many years of efforts, he was able to purchase an antique wine cellar in Colchagua Valley, turning it into one of the most prominent vineyards of that time. His children and eventually his grandson would continue his legacy. His grandson Julio studied enology in Bordeaux and expanded the Bouchon project. He fell in love with the granitic soils in the interior dry area in Maule Valley, acquiring Mingre state in 1977, a distant property, which had old dry farmed vineyards.
Today the winery is operated by the fourth generation of the Bouchon family and a team of expert viticulturalists and winemakers working on continued innovation in the vineyards and winery. They are in the process of acquiring organic certification for their vineyards and wines, though some of their vineyards are currently certified organic.
Brilliant yellow in the glass. Pronounced tropical fruit aromas of ripe pineapple and banana accompanied by fresh citrus notes. The palate echoes the lush fruit character of the nose while the wine’s citrus acidity and minerality ensures harmony and balance. This would make a delicious accompaniment to any seafood dish, fish tacos with a tomato and mango salsa or a classic roast chicken dinner.
Made from Chardonnay sourced from the Batuco vineyard. This site lies over a coastal range granitic soil, with different percentages of sand and silt. This soil is well suited to growing white grapes with fresh acidity, minerality and elegance. Batuco has a temperate, Mediterranean climate that benefits from the coastal influence providing a slow and steady grape maturation.
The grapes are manually harvested, destemmed and cold soak for 24 hours before pressing and undergoing fermentation in stainless steel tanks.