The fusion of Chilean fruit, climate and terroir combined with the New World style of this wine, results in a level of quality at an unmatched price
The abundant wine region of Chile is agriculturally rich and its many appellations are emphasized by moderate climates, varied terrain and deep, rich soils: all ideal for producing world class wines. The Copa del Rey Chardonnay is grown in the Peralillo Vineyard in Chile’s Rapel Valley. Rapel Valley is a sub-region of the larger Chilean Central Valley. This valley has received worldwide acclaim because its particular soil and climate conditions allow wine grapes to mature under the most ideal conditions. Warm summer days and cooler nights are one of the trademarks of this popular region.
Winemakers worked in Chile to craft the Copa del Rey Chardonnay from the vineyard to the bottle. The latest New World winemaking techniques were employed to bring out the best of the Rapel Valley terroir. In particular, malolactic fermentation and lees stirring for the Copa del Rey Chardonnay brings butter and caramel flavors to the wine along with rich complexity and solid structure. The Copa del Rey Chardonnay also benefitted from the latest fining and filtration techniques which bring forth the full expression of fruit in the wine.
Crisp and clean, as the lighter color indicates, this wine is a palate pleaser from the first pour to the last sip. Smooth and bright with tropical aromas of pineapple and guava the Copa del Rey Chardonnay bucks tradition with freshness and full flavors. Harmonious oak is pleasant on the palate, while a forward and juicy mouthfeel marks this Chardonnay as versatile and unique. This wine pairs well with a wide array of fresh cuisine.