Errázuriz Aconcagua Costa Las Pizarras Chardonnay 2017
Diz Luis Gutiérrez que este vinho é o melhor Chardonnay que provou no Chile. O que não é de estranhar, sendo que é dos mais singulares do Valle del Aconcagua. Produzido com uvas provenientes de solos xistosos e com um estilo semelhante aos brancos de Chablis. Notamos aromas de cítricos frescos, com notas calcárias e de pedras molhadas, quando em boca se confirmam as sensações minerais e a sua enorme amplitude. Para além disso, é um vinho de produção muito, muito limitada, pelo que adquirir uma destas garrafas é como ter um pequeno tesouro.
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The 2017 Aconcagua Costa "Las Pizarras" Chardonnay is really fascinating, and it's even sharper, more restrained and with higher acidity than the 2016 that I tasted next to it. Winemaker Francisco "Pancho" Baettig is really pushing the wine to the limits—harvesting early and with more concentration and structure achieved through lower yields, which provides depth and complexity. The origin is the same as for 2016, and so is the vinification and aging in French barriques for almost 13 months. This is really young and austere, and it took some time in the glass to open up. It has Chablis-like definition, austerity and crispness; it's pure, mineral, long, precise like a laser cut, symmetric and chiseled. Even if it's sharp and citrusy, the palate has more volume and depth, and some nutty notes appear after some time. It's more like a Meursault than a Chablis this time, with great length, and I couldn't help but think of the whites from Jean-Marc Roulot when tasting this. It's a monumental mineral white, with the coastal freshness and the slate tastiness. This is hands down the best vintage of Las Pizarras and the best Chardonnay I've ever tasted from Chile. It's amazing how this wine has developed in only four vintages. As an American friend of mine would say, it's awesome beyond belief! 7,000 bottles were filled in March 2018.
A white with a beautiful center palate of fresh apples, pie crust, cream and hints of lemons. Medium to full body with wonderful density and tension. Restrained power and a driven finish. Mineral and stone aftertaste. Drink on release or hold.