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Carmen Gran Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Carmen Gran Reserve Chardonnay 2011
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Casablanca Valley
Acid
6.81 g/l
pH
3.34
Aging
4 to 6 years.
Residual Sugar
2.65 g/l
Alcohol %
14.4
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SKU: 613020011
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Casablanca Valley
Acid
6.81 g/l
pH
3.34
Aging
4 to 6 years.
Residual Sugar
2.65 g/l
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This light golden-yellow Chardonnay has a delightful nose dominated by peaches, almonds, soft pastry cream, and apple crumble. The fresh palate has great structure and delicate oak that integrates nicely with the fruit. The lean acidity and creamy texture make for a clean yet complex wine with a persistent finish.
Vineyard Notes
The soils in our vineyards in Casablanca are of granitic origin with different sand pockets within the soil profile. Although widely grown, great Chardonnay requires very specific soils with good drainage and some clay content to perform well. The Casablanca Valley is a fine example of this combination of cool climate and free-draining soils that produce wines of great elegance and balance.
Production Notes
The grapes for our Gran Reserva Chardonnay come from our old vineyards in Casablanca that yield 7 tons/ha. The vines grow on sandy soils that are directly influenced by the fresh sea breezes of the Pacific Ocean. Slow ripening ensures perfect acidity retention and ideal alcohol balance. The grapes were hand picked and manually selected before crushing. The must was gently pressed before fermentation. The juice was clarified to maximize the primary fruit aromas and vibrancy and obtain a clean mouthfeel. 25% of the clean juice was partially fermented in French oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel tanks. The wine remained on its fine lees for 8 months but did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine was clarified and gently filtered prior to bottling. Our Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2010 was bottle aged for 2 months before being released to the market.
Other Notes
Great Chardonnay comes from cool climates where the variety can develop the elegant stone fruit and mineral character of its flavor spectrum. Our Casablanca vineyard is located just 30 km from the Pacific Ocean and benefits from cooling sea breezes during the growing season. Casablanca’s world-class growing environment enables us to create great Chardonnay.
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