Caliterra Chardonnay Reserva 2007

Калитера Шардоне Резерва 2007

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Curico Valley
Chardonnay (Шардоне)
€ 5.11  
Added by rms
29 Mar 2010

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Winemaker's notes:
The aromas of this wine reaffirm its quality, it enjoys an evident freshness. The green tones around the rim of the glass resemble a young wine endorsed by the aromas of delicious tropical fruit like guava and banana and by a classical honey background but yet with a mineral touch that makes it special. In the mouth it is dry with nerve and the medium body extends its perception. Best to taste within a couple of years.
The 2006-2007 growing season was dry and cold. The accumulated heat summation was lower than the last harvest and that of the historic average over the last 7 years. The relatively good temperatures during January and February contributed to the quick ripening of white varieties, such as our Chardonnay. The decision to wait the maximum possible obtained a more significant presence of fruit avoiding one-dimensional wines. The climatic circumstances of this summer contributed to the healthy and very good sanitary state of the fruit. This variety is able to adapt to both climatic and enological changes, offering a much more expansive spectrum of styles than other varieties.

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Food: Artichokes, Chicken, Cold Meats, Crab, Lobster, Nuts, Olives, Other White Fish, Oysters (Raw), Pasta with Cream Sauce, Pasta with Shellfish, Quiche, Red Snapper, Scallops, Shrimp, Striped Bass, Tuna, Turkey, Veal
Cheese: Gruyere, Mild Cheddar, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Provolone
Temperature: 12 °C
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Let's say a grape variety normally takes 120 days to ripen. In an especially hot year, it may ripen after only 110 days; in a cooler year, after 130 days. Viticulturists generally do want a long growing seasons. Long ripening allows components in the grape other that sugar - tannins, for example - ...
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30 Mar 2010