Particularly hot and dry conditions in 2019 enabled the grapes to reach optimum maturity.
Lower-than-average rainfall, concentrated almost entirely during the winter, combined with slightly higher-than-average temperatures ensured perfect conditions for the vine growth cycle, enabling the grapes to reach optimum aromatic and phenolic maturity.
These exceptional conditions generated natural concentration while preserving balance and refinement, allowing the grapes to achieve the purest expression of the identity of each terroir.
As a result, the wines express all the generosity and power of Chile while remaining elegant and silky.
Offering excellent ageing potential, 2019 is one of the great Chilean vintages!
50% of the wine is matured in oak and 50% in stainless steel vats, for six months before bottling.
Escudo Rojo Chardonnay is made entirely from the same grape variety even though the requirement under Chilean law is only 75%. Chardonnay is a classic grape with a highly distinctive personality that makes it the world’s most sought-after variety. It gives rich, well-balanced and complex wines with ripe tropical fruit aromas.
Grapefruit - Toasted almond - Aromatic - Fresh
An attractive pale yellow with a golden hue.
A very intense and complex nose opens on fruity notes such as kumquat, zesty grapefruit, Asiatic pear. Soften aromas of toasted almond come from barrels ageing.
Excellent palate with great density, good volume, fatty side, fresh displaying a succulent acidity together with an enveloping smoothness. During the aftertaste, fruity aromas such as grapefruit are back. Finish is long, elegant and complex.