Valdivieso, Valley Selection (Single Valley Lot) Viognier, Gran Reserva 2018 (1x75cl)
Region: Curico Valley
Grape Variety: Viognier
Bottle Size: 75cl
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Product Code: CHMV1026B18S
Naming note: this wine has been available under two different names, hence the bracketed title(!), despite being the same wine. It was previously badged as the Single Valley Lot, but has now joined the fleet of Valley Selection wines from Valdivieso. Technically, the new label is entitled to draw grapes from a slightly wider area of the Curico Valley, although we believe it will make almost no noticeable change to the wine.
Based in Lontué in the Curicó Valley, Valdivieso has a wealth of vineyards and the quality of their terroirs is shown by their Single Valley Lot/Valley Selection and Single Vineyard wines. The whole range encapsulates everything that Chile excels at: rich, vibrant flavours and smooth, glossy textures - and the wines deserve the multitude of gongs they have picked up in recent years. Well-travelled Kiwi winemaker, Brett Jackson, has settled in Chile and much of Valdivieso’s success in recent years can be credited to his talent.
Grapes from the Sagrada Familia area, a small DO nestled in the coastal mountain range. It is characterized by a marked Mediterranean climate.
Pressed in whole cluster. A part of the batch is fermented in barrels, the rest is fermented in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation takes 14-21 days. After fermentation, it remains on its lees for 9-12 months looking for more volume in the mouth and complexing flavors and aromas.
Ideal with seafood, fish and some soups and salads.
Viognier 85%, Marsanne 10%, Roussanne 5%.
Dried apricots, white flowers and touches of ginger. With body, elegant and a balancing acidity.