Haras de Pirque Chardonnay 0.75 2020
Valle de Casablanca - Chile
The 2018 vintage, a positive one in the Casablanca Valley, was favored by an excellent
bud break and a uniform flowering. A regular springtime, one without frosts, led to a
fine harvest. Cool and cloudy days during the months of January and February caused
a slow ripening of the grapes, leading to a delay in the picking, which was carried out,
entirely by hand, towards late March and early April. These climatic conditions assisted
in fully bringing out the character and the varietal intensity of the Chardonnay of this
Fermentation and Aging
The grapes of the individual vineyard parcels were harvested by hand, given a soft
pressing, and the must left to briefly repose in order to favor a natural depositing of its
impurities. The must was then fermented in stainless steel tanks and, in part, in small,
French oak barrels, 60 gallons in capacity. After a period of lees contact, the various
lots were blended together and the wine then bottled.
Haras de Pique is located in the northern part of Maipo, a central area of Chile known
for the production of high-quality wines and characterized by extremely favorable
climatic and geographical conditions. The vineyards which surround the estate are
bordered by the race track of the stables and the cellars of the property constructed in
a horseshoe shape. The vine rows are situated between 1,800 and 2,150 feet (550-650
meters) above sea level to the south of the Maipo river on the Andean foothills, the
soil is rich in clay at lower levels and is rocky in the higher parts.
The climate, influenced by the mountains and the nearby Pacific ocean, enjoys warm
and dry summers, mitigated by the humidity of the sea and by cool nights and evenings
as well. The Haras de Pique Chardonnay was created to fully express the potential of
Chardonnay in the coastal area of Casablanca.
The Haras de Pique Chardonnay is a golden yellow in color. The nose is characterized
by the typical varietal aromas of white flowers and hints of grapefruit. The palate is
pleasurably soft and is sustained by a savory and vibrant freshness. Chile
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