The wine for Harvey Nichols South American Chardonnay originates from one of Chile’s northernmost wine regions; an area dominated by the beautiful snow-capped peak of Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas. Intrepid mountaineers such as those depicted on the front label have been climbing this mountain since 1897 but wine production here is relatively new. This cool-climate Chardonnay is made by Carolina Herrera, winemaker at Viňa Arboleda, a passionate explorer of the regions hills. The cool mountain air from the Andes and cold coastal winds from the Pacific Ocean combine to create a unique local climate that allows the grapes to ripen slowly which results in wines bursting with intensity, elegance and freshness. The grapes are hand-harvested and rigorously selected to ensure only the best fruit arrives at the winery in perfect condition. Native yeasts are used during the fermentation process with the wine, then aged for 10 months in French oak. Golden-yellow in colour, this complex wine has alluring aromas of grapefruit, pear and orange blossom. On the palate, suggestions of citrus and tropical fruit combine with subtle creamy notes which are finely balanced with refreshing acidity, leading to a rounded, long finish. Delicious as an appetiser or with salads and starters, this wine will also complement a wide range of fish and poultry dishes.
750ml£2.13 per 100.00ml