Limarí is a northern region of Chile; not far from the Atacama desert, the vineyards receive plenty of sunshine. It's cooled by morning fog - the Camanchaca - and afternoon breezes from the nearby coast, hence producers are able to make such fresh and perfumed whites. The mask logo is in reference to the mysterious ancient site 'Valle del Encanto" (enchanted valley) that borders the vineyard, where rock carvings depict the way of life of ancient Molle and Diaguita cultures.
100% Pinot Noir.
Grapes are hand harvested and placed in cold maceration for 3 days. Fermentation at controlled temperatures follows in stainless steel tanks, before further maceration over 5 days and ageing in French oak barrels for 10 months.
Drink now and over the next 18 months.
Tabalí was established in 1993, part of a modern resurgence in Limarí as a wine producing region. Now with 180 hectares to its name, the private estate is run by Felipe Muller (winemaker) and Hector Rojas (viticulturalist). Tabalí Chardonnay is widely regarded as one of Chile’s finest, this particular wine also picking up awards for the 2012, 2011 and 2009 vintages.
Serve cool to show its best and match with simple roast leg of lamb, or oven roasted guinea fowl.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
In the press
Bronze- International Wine Challenge 2014
Bronze- Decanter World Wine Awards 2014