Medalla Real Chardonnay

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Santa Rita
Medalla Real Chardonnay
CountryChile
RegionLeyda
Grape Varieties100% Chardonnay
AppellationLeyda
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Technical sheet
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92 Points
Planet Grape Wine Reviews
DescriptionThe Medalla Real collection represents the tremendous diversity and wealth of Chile's terroirs, influenced by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. Grapes for Santa Rita's Medalla Real wines are hand-harvested at optimal ripeness from the estate's best and oldest vineyards. Intense fruit and a judicious use of French oak result in complex and concentrated wines that are simultaneously elegant and classical in style. Santa Rita's winemakers and viticulturists have carefully chosen the best sectors of the country's most distinct wine regions in order to express the wide range of terroirs and capture the full potential and unique character of each variety.
VinificationThe grapes are crushed prior to pressing, and the juice is cold decanted for 12 hours and then racked off the coarse lees for a must with a high level of turbidity.
ColorDeep, greenish-yellow in color
NoseIntense bouquet that combines mineral notes with light citrus, nectarines, nuts, and a touch of oak.
PalateRefreshing acidity balances nicely with the wines fruitiness, good weight, silky texture, and length.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.7 %pH: 3.14RS: 2.6 g/lTA: 7.13 g/L
Bottle size
750 ml
Serving SuggestionsDelicious with white meats and poultry, shellfish, and pastas prepared in seafood sauces.