Original
10 Ratings
Casas del Bosque Chardonnay Reserva

Wine Details

Region

Chile

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) Upon arrival at the winery all grapes were first destemmed and crushed to stainless steel tanks (via a chiller in order to drop the temperature to -3ºC or 27ºF) where they were then left to cold soak for 78 hours (3.5 days). Following this time the free-run juice was drained by gravity from the tanks. The remaining skins and juice were then dug-out and gently squeezed using pneumatic presses in order to separate light from hard pressings. The resulting juices were then left to cold settle (at 10ºC/50ºF) for 4 days following which time the blend was gravity fed to a mixture of new (10%), second use (19%) and third use (71%) French oak barrels where it was fermented during a period of 25 days (with temperatures peaking at around 17ºC/63ºF). After fermentation had finished the barrels were sulphured at which point battonage (or manual lees stirring) was carried out weekly for the following ten months. After a total of 10 months in barrel the wine was gently nitrogen racked to tank at which point it was cold stabilised, filtered and bottled.