Quincho Chardonnay, Central ValleyDel Pedregal Winery
Country : Chile
Grape Variety : Chardonnay
A light, unoaked style from the innovative del Pedregal winery – soft, juicy, ripe and tropical. If you like your Chardonnay fruit-packed yet elegant this will fit the bill.
Tasting Note : Fresh tropical fruits on the nose lead on to a juicy palate of peaches, passionfruit and satsuma. A crisp acidity lifts the finish.
Food Pairing : Fried fish, creamy pasta, prawn cocktail; a bag of crisps while binge-watching a box-set on a rainy night.
More Info : Chardonnay has been out of favour for some time now, but there are signs that it is regaining its popularity gradually. Many consumers were turned off by the cloying fake oak flavours that dominated the cheaper Chardonnays, but are now re-discovering the grape variety in its lighter, unoaked persona. This wine is produced from grapes grown in the cooler valleys of central Chile and is a great staple for the wine rack, tasty and versatile.
Del Pedregal Winery : Established in 1825, and still family-owned, the latest generation are continuing to focus on vineyard acquisition and investment in the winery. Recent developments mean that the winery can now bottle 5,000 bottles per hour, and the sophisticated new filtration system guarantees consistency of quality.
The family are committed to sustainable viticulture and production, and have recently invested thousands in a waste liquid disposal system which is environmentally friendly.