Who'd have thought this ripely fruity, super crisp Chardonnay would come from a region right next door to Chile's Atacama Desert? The vineyards are very high, too, hence the juicy peach underscored by stony lemon freshness. A perfect balance.
For pure ripe fruit and vibrancy you won't find better than this Chardonnay from Chile's Elqui Valley. To the north, next door to the desert, the area used to grow grapes for pisco and eating. Then Italian born Aldo Olivier had a bright idea: if quality was so high, why shouldn't it be good for wine? He implored his cousin, Giorgio Flessati, with whom we've worked in the Veneto for years, to join him and Viña Falernia was born. Just in their first vintage they wowed the wine fraternity by scooping a Trophy at the Chilean Wine Awards. It's the clarity of the sunlight, the altitude, cool coastal breezes and cold nights that make the grapes sing out with flavour. Taste for yourself in this white ' ideal with chicken, fish pie or spicy dishes.