Vina Morande, Reserva, Gewurtztraminer, Casablanca ValleyVina Morande
Casablanca Valley, Chile
Vineyard and Viticulture:
The fruit comes from the El Ensueño vineyard in the Casablanca Valley at an altitude of 400m. Soils are sandy clay with low fertility and this, together with the cold coastal climate of the valley, makes it possible to produce grapes with great aromatic expression and plenty of freshness. Minimal drip feed irrigation completes the balanced development necessary for producing high-quality grapes. The grapes are an intense pink colour with thick skins. Temperatures for the 2015 harvest were higher than average for the month of March.
Grapes were picked manually earlier than usual due to the abnormal high temperatures in March. The fruit is stemmed, selected grape-by-grape and crushed, before being passed through a must-cooler to the pneumatic presses. After pressing, the juice is left to settle in the cold for quite a long period in order to achieve clarity. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks at 14-16°C for 26-30 days. The wine remains in the tank on its lees with fortnightly battonage for 5-6 months to gain complexity. The wine is fined, filtered and matured in bottle for 3 months prior to release.
Intensely aromatic with hints of orange-blossom, roses and jasmine, and white fruits such as melon, lychee and peach. This wine has great body, with a pleasant balance between sweetness and freshness.
Ideal as an aperitif, with spicy food or with white meats. Also great with desserts.