Don Luis

Don Luis - Chardonnay

Cousiño Macul was one of the first Chilean vineyards to produce Chardonnay. The vines were originally established in Maipo valley, with cuttings brought from the region of Burgundy in France at the end of the XIX Century. As time went by, the vineyard defined two different styles of Chardonnay. Our Antiguas Reservas partially fermented and aged in barrels, and this unoaked Chardonnay, that corresponds to a fresh and fruity style.

Technical Data

  • Maipo Valley
  • Varietal Composition: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • pH: 3,26
  • Total Acidity: 5,04 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3,43 g/l

Harmonies

This wine combines very wll with cold or warm marine preparations such as Pasta with seafood sauce, salmon with papas gratin and parmesana seafood.

viña cousiño macul

Winemaker’s notes

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.

Winemaking

The fruit was harvested during the last days of March. The must was slowly fermented in small stainless steel tanks at 14-15°C (57-59 °F) during 20 days. Several strains of yeast were used to obtain varied and complex aromas during fermentation. Once the wine was dry, it matured in stainless steel tanks for three months, then clarified, stabilized at low temperatures and bottled.

Tasting notes

Golden with greenish rims. This wine presents interesting fresh aromas like melon, banana candy and subtle notes of tomato leaf, tropical fruits and green apple. In mouth, it presents a very refreshing acidity and a persistent frutal sensation, confirming the aromas and showing a great equilibrium.
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