Leyda, Chardonnay Lot 5 2016

Regular price £19.50
-2 in stock
  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Chile

  • Region:

    Leyda Valley

  • ABV:

    14.00%

  • Grape:

    Chardonnay

  • Grape Blend:

    Chardonnay 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Viviana Navarette

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Leyda Chardonnay Lot 5 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Complex wine that shows character of the site. Has a great diversity of flavours and layers, together with a smooth texture and a bright and mineral acidity.

Production Notes

The grapes were hand harvested during the mornings of the second week of April at 23deg.brix. They were carefully transported to the winery and underwent to a gentle whole cluster pressing. The juice was chilled down to Lot 5 stands for a selected lot, made using complete oxidative techniques (no SO2 was added to the must) and left in French oak barrels for 10 months where it fermented naturally. This fermentation process produces a wine with a diversity of flavours, bringing the fruit forward to balance the oak and providing a smooth and dense texture to the wine. Battonage was carried out twice a week for 8 months. Only 10% of the wine underwent to malolactic fermentation searching for roundness and texture in the palate. The wine aged in French oak barrels for 10 months. 30 % of these barrels were new.

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Burgundy eat your heart out!

This was amazing. Rounded, soft oak with enough age to completely meld the apple fruit flavours and a buttery texture. You’ll have to pay twice the price to get this quality from the Beaune

Producer Profile

Vina Leyda is a pioneer in creating cool-climate wines in Chile. Leyda planted the first vineyard in the Leyda Valley in 1998. Prior to their arrival, the Leyda Valley, which is 12 kilometers from the coast, had been an area of pasture and basic crops such as wheat and barley.The valley is situated along the central coast of Chile and there is a strong influence from the Pacific Ocean, which is cold due to the influence of the Humboldt Current.The major challenge in grape growing in the area was getting water out to the valley, and this required Leyda building an eight kilometer pipeline. Leyda has been able to achieve an exceptional price to quality ratio with their wines. It has been described by Decanter Magazine;as "one of Chile's finest producers, exemplary for its consistently rewarding cool-climate wines that offer outstanding value for money and wonderful diversity."