Undurraga Rose Royal, Valle de Leyda

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Producer
Undurraga
Grape Varieties
Pinot Noir
Optimum Drinking
Within 2 years
Wine Style
Fresh, lively and dry with good fruit
Alcohol by Volume
12.5%
Closure
Mushroom Cork
Country
Chile
Style / Colour
Sparkling Rose

A delicate and dry sparkling rosé offering abundant notes of red fruits and subtle floral hints through to a creamy texture.

Producer Note

Undurraga is one of Chile’s most prestigious wineries, consistently receiving high scores from top wine critics around the world. Founded in 1885, Undurraga owns 1,350 hectares of estate vineyard in Chile’s premium wine producing areas such as Leyda, Cauquenes and Itata. Head winemaker Rafael Urrejola has spent a great deal of time understanding the diversity of Chile’s vineyard sites; the result is the emblematic ‘Terroir Hunter’ range. Undurraga cultivates their vineyards with respect for the environment and follow a philosophy of minimal intervention in the cellar in order to showcase the terroir.

Vineyard

The vineyard is situated in the Valle de Leyda, to the west of the Coastal Mountain range, 14 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean. The cooing influence of the Pacific breezes and the summer morning coastal fog extend the grape's growing period. In the summer, the average temperatures rarely exceed 25°C and this ensures that the grapes ripen slowly, developing fresh and intense flavours and aromas and a lower potential alcohol content. The Pinot Noir vines are planted in soils with a shallow clay surface profile and poor fertility, with a cracked clay sedimentary layer. The subsoil is decomposed granite rock and has a diverse mineral structure.

Winemaking

The hand-harvested grapes were de-stemmed and gently crushed, before undergoing a cold maceration in order to achieve the elegant and attractive pale pink colour. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks lasting for two weeks at temperatures of 16 to 17°C to maximise the varietal aromas and flavours. After fermentation the wine was clarified and stabilised, then the liqueur de tirage was added prior to the secondary fermentation which took place using the Charmat method. The wine remained on its lees for six months, before the liqueur d'expédition was added and the wine was bottled.

Tasting Note

Pale blush in colour, the nose offers abundant notes of red fruits combined with subtle floral hints of rose. A delicate wine with a dry palate, persistent, even bubbles and a wonderful fruit sensation enveloping the creamy texture.

Grape

Pinot Noir 100%
 

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

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