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Toro De Piedra Chardonnay

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Estate: Yerbas Buenas
Sub-region: Maule Valley
Varieties: Chardonnay
Soil: Sandy Loam
Alcohol: 14%
Total Acidity: 5.5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2g/L

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Age of vines: 8 years
Vine management system: Vertical Shoot Positining(VSP)
Density: 3,330 plants/hectare (1,350 plants/acre)
Yield: 10 tons/hectare (4 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Hand picked with double selection in vineyard, in first half of March.

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Cool temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime, moderately warm summers (influence of the Andes mountains) and very rainy winters.

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This Chardonnay is made with grapes from the Yerbas Buenas estate’s Los Blancos parcel. Shallow alluvial soils of sandy loam, with a large amount of organic material.

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Fermentation:  Starts with active dry yeast (Cerevisiae).Complete fermentation in French oak barrels. 
Temperature:   16-18 degrees Celsius (61-64 Fahrenheit).
Aging: Aged on its lees during six months in the same French oak barrels.

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Appearance: Golden yellow with gold highlights.
Nose: Intense  pineapple, almond blossoms, pear and vanilla, very aromatic.
In mouth: With a long finish of exotic fruits.
Pairing recommendation: Oysters and shrimp.

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