THE VALLEY AND THE VINEYARDS
The Rapel valley, home to the grapes used in this wine, extends from east to west along its namesake river. The temperate Mediterranean climate of this valley brings hot, dry summers and rainfall occurs mostly during winter—ideal conditions to grow healthy, perfectly ripe grapes. Mountain breezes blow in the areas adjacent to the river, cooling the vines grown in the region and creating fine wines with rich fruity profiles and good concentrations.
The grapes used in this Chardonnay are harvested mostly mechanically during the cooler temperatures of the night. Grapes are subsequently processed in a pneumatic press and their juice is fermented with selected yeasts under controlled temperatures. In order to attain greater smoothness, volume and complexity, the wine is aged on its lees for a few months. Sediment is removed through a gentle filtering process carried out before bottling.