(By Marina La Forgia) It's always a pleasure when you arrive to find the kind of wines that fit your palate. When talking about Chardonnays, when talking about new world wines, there is frequently a more or less same stereotyped style in this type of white wine that it doesn't mean that I don't like it at all, but I actually prefer to feel the terroir notes rather than the intense fruit descriptors.
That's why this wine caught my attention! Because this crispy and shiny Chardonnay from Chilean well known producer Concha y Toro is somehow different to the most classical ones. The Casillero del Diablo is a brand that offers elegant and refreshing wines, and now it adds to the offer in the Quebec market this new Chardonnay that worth the discovery!
The distinctive minerality, acidity and floral notes remind us the sea influence of the Limari and Casablanca valleys and even being a “Reserva”, the oak is assembled with subtility, just highlighting some hints of nuts and vanilla to complete the roundness and the structure. Very good price/quality!