2015 Arboleda Chardonnay Aconcagua Costa
Elegant nose, understated, with spicy notes of clove, cinnamon and fresh toast. Then the wine emerges in the glass, layered, vigorous, with harmonious flinty, salty, citrusy and almondy character. It is profound, savoury-sweet in that way really good Chardonnay can be. An impressive wine with a tremendous energy.
A Chardonnay that shows sliced apple and pear aromas with hints of stone and mineral. Medium to full body, lively and very intense with bright acidity and lemon rind.
Founded in 1999 by Eduardo Chadwick, Arboleda's focus is not only on producing great wine, but also preserving the biodiversity of their beautiful property. The Aconcagua Costa area, just north of Chile's Casablanca Valley, has seen a real rise in interest amongst growers, producers and others in the trade in Chile, for good reason. Here, there is a cool coastal influence, a diverse array of slate and granite soils, and seemingly limitless potential for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.