Agricola Luyt, Gamay Blanc, Maule Valley, Chile
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
LOCATION: Maule region 400 km south of Santiago
AREA: 2 hectares
SOIL: Sand and decomposed granite
CULTURE: Non-irrigated, non-treated, non-certified organic vines HARVESTING: Manual
VINIFICATION: Slow press for 6 hours directly after the harvest and 2 rackings during fermentation.
AGEING: In stainless steel tanks for 10 months.
BOTTLING: 80% of the wine is unfiltered, no sulfur added during bottling.
TASTING NOTES: Aroma's of ripe mango, pineapple, peach, herbaceous notes and a strong granitic minerality. The balance between the sun-ripened fruit and the almost smoke-like minerality gives the wine a thirst-inducing tension. To drink on its own but also pairs well with raw trout with fresh herbs, (shell)fish or langoustine on the barbecue for example.
ALCOHOL: 13%. Vol.
GARDING: Up to 3 years