Grey Glacier Chardonnay
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PRODUCER: Ventisquero began making wine in Chile in 2000. Today, the winery is led by a young, creative team of entrepreneurs who guide us to a single purpose: creating distinctive, high quality wines. Under the guidance of our head winemaker Felipe Tosso, the winery was built in the Coastal Maipo Valley, where grapes for our first wines were grown. Three years later, we ventured into the Casablanca Valley and the prestigious Apalta Valley, the source today for Viña Ventisquero’s premium wines. With estate-owned vineyards in Chile’s top wine producing areas Coastal Maipo, Casablanca, Leyda and Colchagua and extensive research to uncover the secrets of our country’s unique terroir, Viña Ventisquero seeks to produce wines of the highest quality and consistency.
FERMENTATION: Initially a cold maceration was carried out for a period between 12 to 14 hours. roughout the process the wort was protected from contact with air. e fermentation was carried out slowly, maintaining a constant control at low temperature between 13 and 16°C, which allowed to obtain a large amount of aromas typical of the variety.
AGEING: 80% of the wine was fermented in French barrels with 10% new cask. e remaining 20% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks to maintain a fruity component in the blend. Once the fermentation was finished, it was allowed to stand for 12 months on its lees, making smooth movements (bâtonnage) to maximize the contact and supply of the lees to the wine and in this way increase the aromatic complexity
TASTING NOTES: Tropical fruit aromas with hints of vanilla and dried fruit. The mouth displays delicious acidity typical of the Casablanca valley, which makes it the perfect accompaniment for shellfish.