Decanter columnist and MW Peter Richards featured Errazuriz in his latest feature on top quality and value Chardonnays from South America. Richards references that the overall standard of Chilean Chardonnay has “improved markedly of late as producers promote freshness, typicality and, at the very top end, terroir. Quality hotspots include Limarí, Aconcagua Costa, Casablanca, San Antonio and Malleco. The deep south looks to hold good potential for the future, and there are promising things emerging from cooler Andean altitudes in the east.” Richards gives high praise to the 2018 Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Chardonnay, giving it 93 points and describing it as ” a beautifully poised expression of Chardonnay’s apple freshness with creamy texture…”
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Errazuriz’ Chardonnay Aconcagua Costa (formerly referred to as the Wild Ferment Chardonnay) is recognized as perhaps the top Chardonnay from South America. Errazuriz ferments its best lots of Chardonnay using natural yeast. Natural fermentation starts slower than inoculated fermentation because the yeasts must grow to sufficient numbers to transform sugars into alcohol. During this period the yeasts produce by-products which add distinctive flavors and complexity to the wine.
Aconcagua Valley, Chile
Errázuriz is recognized as perhaps the single top quality producer of Chilean wines, within recent years alone Eduardo Chadwick, President, named Decanter Man of the Year 2018, and the winery awarded Best Chilean Winery 2017 by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.