Most of the grapes of Chardonnay Valle Central Tierra Antica were hand-picked the first week of March and only a small proportion of the fruit was machine-harvested to ensure freshness. Carefully selected bunches were fermented at 12° to 16° in stainless steel to retain freshness, aromatics and varietal characteristics. Chardonnay Valle Central Tierra Antica was stabilised for 15 to 20 days at a temperature of 4°C and then earth-filtered prior to bottling.
The grapes are carefully sourced from the Valle Central. The vines are vertically positioned, spaced at 1.5 x 2.2 m and drip irrigated. The crops are green harvested to eliminate short shoots and to concentrate the flavours in the remaining berries.
Tierra Antica passionately believe in the quality, and quality-price ratio, of Chile. The wine sourcer, Steve Daniel, spent his formative years in the Wine Trade introducing Chile to the wine public of Great Britain. Time and time again we return to Chile to look for great wines at great prices, working with a network of long-established contacts in vineyards and in wineries to obtain the best fruit and the best conditions in which to turn it into great-value wine! The Tierra Antica range includes a collection of attractively packaged wines which represent wonderful value for money.