Casa Lia Condor Chardonnay 2016

£8.50
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Straw colour with golden highlights, intense nose of pear, pineapple and acacia flowers. Medium bodied, with distinct notes of exotic fruit in the finish – no oak influence
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2016
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75cl

BACKGROUND

The Condor is named for the iconic bird of the Andes.

Vineyard

Warm temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime and a wide fluctuation between daytime and nighttime temperatures, resulting from the proximity of the Pacific Ocean (80 kilometers, or 50 miles) and the Andes Mountains (50 kilometers, or 37 miles). These vineyards receive coastal breezes during the afternoon which help keep summer temperatures moderate. Annual precipitation averages about 600 millimeters, or 23.6 inches, concentrated in the winter months.

Food Match

Smoked Salmon, Crab Cake, chicken, creamy sauces.

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Fermentation is initiated with active dry yeast (Bayanus) at temperatures ranging between 17-18 degrees Celsius (62-64 Fahrenheit), with aeration at the end of the fermentation process. Aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks for two to three months  before blending and bottling