Grape Variety: Chardonnay.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Casablanca Valley, Chile.
Price: 11,900 Chilean Pesos, about $14.00 (plus the $25 Queen Victoria corking fee)
Purchased From: Casas del Bosque Winery; Casablanca, Chile.
Paired With: Seared salmon.
Note: We purchased this wine at the Casas del Bosque Winery while on a round South America cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria. Cunard lets you bring wine aboard, but if it’s consumed in the dining room there is a $25 corking fee. We find this to be an excellent wine policy and continue to travel on Cunard’s ships because of it.
Chilled and left at room temperature for 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, very light wheat straw color. Complex aromas of apple, pear, lemon and fresh spring water. Smooth, very fresh mouthfeel, medium body and a 200-grit texture. Intense slightly tart, lemon, lime and unusual mineral flavors. Crisp and lively acidity and a very long slightly bitter citrusy finish that ended with a tangy aftertaste of lemon and hard mineral. The energetic bouquet held all the way to the last sip, the crescendo of flavors flowed perfectly into the mouthwatering aftertaste. This Chardonnay was virginal and pristine with lots of old world Character. Delicious with the lightly seasoned salmon. Outstanding Chilean Chardonnay that was a SCREAMING value.
See our reviews of other Casas del Bosque wines.
Alcohol Content: 14%
Closure: 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 809531 601549
Imported by: Not applicable.