La Misión Chardonnay vines
come from the highest point of our vineyards, which are located in Pirque,
in the heart of the Maipo Valley, at 2,000 feet above the sea level. It
is as well, at this very same altitude, that we grow our most traditional
and oldest vines.
the grapes from the Chardonnay vines are harvested, they are pressed according
to the 'Champagne' method.
process involves pressing the entire bunches very gently. Thanks to this
technique, we separate the 'Cuvée' (first juice) and the 'taille'
pressing), which allows keeping a high concentration of fruity flavors
in the wine.
The two juices are fermented separately in stainless steel tanks ten to
fifteen days at 16-18°C. During this process, some juices are tasted
and selected to ferment with indigenous yeast to make subsequently the final assemblage with the best juices.
La Misión Reserva Chardonnay 2013 is very fruity and highlights notes of pear, honey and citric hints,
which is characteristic of some vines issued from the Pirque area.
It is very fresh and round in the mouth and has developed aromas of toasted bread and butter.