Arboleda Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from Chile, South America

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Item No. 133085
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2012 Arboleda Chardonnay is bright and beautiful light yellow in color and very perfumed on the nose, with an exuberant side showing pronounced notes of tropical fruits such as papayas, pineapple, and a light touch of melon, along with a more complex and subtle side that developed in the barrel and recalling hazelnut, almonds, and a touch of toast. The palate is creamy and long with a delicious acidity that lends freshness and tension. This is a complex wine brimming with youthfulness and good structure leading to a long ?nish, all of which promise excellent longevity in the bottle.

Learn About Arboleda Map ItMap It

Arboleda wines were born in 1999 as part of the shared dream that inspired Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick to realize the potential of Chile as a world class producer of fine wines. The name Arboleda in Spanish means grove of trees and is a tribute to the native Chilean trees that have been preserved within the vineyards that produce the Arboleda grapes. The source of the...

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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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