De Martino Tres Volcanes Chardonnay 2017
The diversity of Chile’s terroirs is expressed in this series of wines from eight exceptional vineyards. A precise combination of climate, soil, grape variety and viticulture is combined with traditional, natural winemaking that respects the personality of each vineyard in order to produce unique wines that faithfully respect De Martino’s style.
Hand-harvested and whole bunch pressed in a vertical press under oxidative conditions. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation in used French 228 litres. barrels. 100% malolactic fermentation also carried out in barrel and aged for 12 months in 2500 litres foudres.
This Chardonnay shows ripe citrus and green apple aromas with hazelnut and smoky mineral notes adding further complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with an intense and ripe fruit core with a soft creamy texture and crisp acidity. It has depth and weight in the mid-palate and a long lingering finish. Can be enjoyed now but will gain further complexity with ageing for the next 10-15 years.