Chardonnay

Medalla Real

Chardonnay

Vintage

  • 2016
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Bright, greenish-yellow in color. Intense and complex bouquet that combines mineral notes with light citrus, nectarines and flowers. The palate stands out for its refreshing acidity that balances nicely with the wine’s fruitiness, good weight, silky texture, and depth.

    • Vinification:

      The grapes were harvested early in the morning in 10 Kg. boxes. Then they were taken to the cellar in refrigerated trucks. Once in the cellar, 100% of the grapes went through a sorting table prior to pressing.  The juice obtained is cold decanted for 12 hours and then racked of the coarse lees. The must start the fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then is transferred to oak barrels to ferment. 45 % of the must is fermented with native yeast and 55% fermented with selected yeast. Once the fermentation is complete, the wine remains in the barrels for 9 months with weekly battonage (lees stirring), twice a week at first and later just once later on.

    • Potential aging:

      3 – 5 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol (%v/v):  13.2
      • Total Acidity (g/l Tartaric Acid):5.93
      • pH:  3.19
      • Residual Sugar (g/l): 1.67

  • 2008
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Bright, greenish-yellow in color. Intense and complex bouquet that combines mineral notes with light citrus, nectarines and flowers. The palate stands out for its refreshing acidity that balances nicely with the wine’s fruitiness, good weight, silky texture, and depth.

    • Vinification:

      The grapes were harvested early in the morning in 10 Kg. boxes. Then they were taken to the cellar in refrigerated trucks. Once in the cellar, 100% of the grapes went through a sorting table prior to pressing.  The juice obtained is cold decanted for 12 hours and then racked of the coarse lees. The must start the fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then is transferred to oak barrels to ferment. 45 % of the must is fermented with native yeast and 55% fermented with selected yeast. Once the fermentation is complete, the wine remains in the barrels for 9 months with weekly battonage (lees stirring), twice a week at first and later just once later on.

    • Potential aging:

      3 – 5 years.

    • Technicals details:

      • Alcohol (%v/v):  13.2
      • Total Acidity (g/l Tartaric Acid):5.93
      • pH:  3.19
      • Residual Sugar (g/l): 1.67

Vineyard: Leyda

    • Location:

      Cordillera de la Costa. 14 km. from the Pacific Ocean to the south-west of Santiago.

    • Surface:

      85 ha.

    • Varieties:

      Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir

    • Climate:

      Mediterranean thermal conditions. Low temperatures due to proximity to coast.

    • Average annual temperature:

      14,2 ºC (58 ºF).

    • Average annual rainfall:

      471 mm.

    • Soil:

      Clayish, of granite origin, thin, very new.

Annual awards:

  • 2011
    • Wine Access - May 2011
      • Date: May 2011
      • Country: Canada
      • Vintage: 2009
      • Award: 89 Points
  • 2010
    • International Wine Cellar - May 2010
      • Date: May 2010
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 88 Points
    • Prowein 2010 Tasting - February 2010
      • Date: February 2010
      • Country: Germany
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 80 points
    • Wine and Spirits - February 2010
      • Date: February 2010
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 90 points
      • Comments: “This Chardonnay focuses on ripeness, with lushly textured pineapple and honey flavors… it remains firm, thanks to the mineral acidity that supports the sweetness…”
  • 2009
    • Wine Spectator - November 2009
      • Date: November 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 87 points
  • 2008
    • Wine Enthusiast - December 2008
      • Date: December 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 88 points
    • Wine Spectator - December 2008
      • Date: December 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 87 points
    • Wine Spectator - February 2008
      • Date: February 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2006
      • Award: 87 points