Santa Rita Medalla Real Chardonnay 1995

Chardonnay from Chile, South America

$15.49 $13.99
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Item No. 16890
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Winemaker's Notes

100% barrel fermented, aged for five months on its lees almost exclusively in Allier oak medium toast from Demptos, with some Limousin oak used for complexity. Rich and elegant, with spice and apricots, full-bodied, with a long finish. A winner in the International Wine Centers ""Best Value Chardonnay"" competition.

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Heritage and enterprise are hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile's premier wine estates. Founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez in Chile's Maipo Valley, this historic property was among the first to pioneer plantings of European grape varieties in Chile. In 1980, it was acquired by its present owner, Ricardo Claro, under whom Santa Rita has reaped the rewards of continuous...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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