Falernia Chardonnay Reserva
100% Chardonnay. Rich yellow in color, floral on the nose with banana, pineapple, papaya and spicy aromas. Full and round with fine acidity and long finish.
Falernia: Altitude with Attitude
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Elqui Valley
Exposure: North to South
Altitude: 1,120 feet above sea level
Soil: Decomposed granite and some clay
Vine Density: 2,000 vines per acre
Time of Harvest: Mid-January
Vinification Process: Grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and placed in a pneumatic press, where they are cold macerated for 12 hours at 8ºC. The juice is extracted at low pressure, clarified and fermented partially in stainless steel tanks at 12-14ºC and partially in French oak barrels with selected yeasts, afterwards, left in the barrels to mature for around six months.
Aging Process: When the barrel fermented wine is racked, the barrels are filled with stainless steel fermented wine, which is then matured for 3 months. Wine from different barrels is blended together, clarified, cold stabilized and bottled. The blend is with approximately 5-10% of barrel-fermented wine and the balance of stainless steel fermented wine.
Alcohol Content: 13.50%
Winemaker: Giorgio Flessati
Cellaring: Up to 2 years
|Dimensions||12.0 × 9.0 × 12.0 in|
|Bottles per Case||
750 ml: 12 bottles per case