LES DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD (LAFITE)
Los Vascos wines blend Lafite tradition with the unique terroir of Chile to create elegant wines that bring exceptional to the everyday. The vision of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to expand their estate took them to South America in 1988, becoming the first French viticultural investment in modern Chile. Since then, a comprehensive modernization and investment program has been undertaken, oriented towards the production of fine wine using and adapting the viticultural experiences of Bordeaux and other areas where Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) is present. The vineyard’s own Chardonnay grapes are complemented by a selection of grapes from the Central Valley, which is renowned for its great Chardonnay production.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Grapes are sourced from the coolest terroirs in Colchagua Valley, complemented by grapes sourced from vinegrowing partners in the neighbouring Casablanca Valley.
The main characteristics of this season were an early harvest, low rainfall, and a slight risk of disease and pests. It began with a frost-free winter with little rain and average low temperatures that were rather warm for the period. The spring was then quite mild, despite the temperature dropping below 0°C on two occasions. Finally, the summer was hot with maximum temperatures of over 37°C. As a result of these characteristics, the harvest was 13 days earlier than the previous season, taking place from 12 to 24 February.WINEMAKING & AGEING
Grapes were harvested before daylight in order to keep a maximum of freshness. On arrival at the winery, they were pressed and fermented at low temperature in stainless steel tanks to preserve their aromatic potential.
The wine is partly aged on its lees, which confers its unique mouthfeel.TASTING NOTES
Intense yellow color. Fruit-scented nose of ripe pineapple, banana, honeydew melon with lime with fresh hazelnut notes. The wine is very well-balanced with creamy and persistent mouthfeel.