Antiguas Reservas -
The first Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay of Cousiño Macul was made in 1969. Since then, the trademark applies to the appointment of a selection of Chardonnay that represents the finest vintage. The selection process begins in the vineyard with the restriction of yield per plant and continues throughout the entire winemaking process.
- Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
- Denomination: 100% Valle del Maipo. Small percentage fermented in new French oak barrels.
- Alcohol: 14 %
- Total Acitidy: 4,87 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 1,29 g/l
- pH: 3,25
Ideal for pairing with medium intensity seafood preparations, shrimp risotto or grilled fish. It is an excellent choice also to drink while having a Caesar Salad or similar preparations.
The climate during season 2015-2016 was not usual comparing it with past years. The main effects were over the health of the grapes due to strong showers during April; a delay in the ripening period due to a cold spring; and lower general yield due to both conditions.
All our wines are expected to develop very well ending up fresh and with good natural acidity. In the case of whites, they will show lower alcohol levels. In the case of reds, they will be elegant with flower notes and fruity. In general, we´ll get lower yields but high quality wines, representatives of the climate conditions, origin and variety.
After a careful hand-picking that began the first days of March, the grapes were brought to the winery, passed through a bunch selection and subsequently pressed. A small percentage of the juice is fermented in new French oak barrels and matures in them for about 6 months. The remaining mixture is fermented in stainless steel in order to enhance and respect the fruit flavors of this strain. Before being bottled we proceed to the mixing of the components, and the wine is then clarified and filtered.
Our Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay 2016 has a distinctive golden and bright color with aroman that remind us to fresh pineapple, honey and passionfruit. While tasting, it shows a fresh acidity and great volume with a long mouthfeel. This wine finds a balance where the freshness and varietal characteristics are very present while the oak used adds just a bit of complexity to enrich the experience.