This delicious expression of the Rhône's Viognier is a tongue tingling testament to the excellent purity of Chile's wines. From the country's most northerly, highest altitude region, it's crisply fruity and aromatic with a wonderful stony freshness.
Despite lying next door to the Atacama Desert, the Elqui Valley produces some of Chile'scrispest whites, thanks to high altitude, the cooling effect of the Humboldt Current, and the miracle of irrigation, which allows lush green vineyards to stand out in stark contrast to the desert-like surroundings. Italian founders of Viña Falernia Aldo Olivier and Giorgio Flessati rocked the wine world when they won a Trophy with their first release. And this ,boutique operation producing wine with startling cool climate purity, (Rose Murray Brown MW) has picked up plenty more awards since. The grapes for this white were grown at 650 metres, where cooling winds preserve their aromatic qualities. Enjoy solo or with chicken, fish or a spicy stir-fry.