The white Chardonnay Weichafe wine is produced by Curauma Wines in the Casablanca Valley, specifically in the beautiful area of Las Dichas, Chile. The wine is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes and has an alcohol content of 13.0%.
This Chardonnay has the characteristics typical of wines grown in cold climates. It has no wood influence or malolactic fermentation, which makes it very special.
The grapes for this wine are carefully harvested at night using machinery to avoid oxidation of the must while waiting to be pressed. This is due to the unique climatic conditions of the valley where it is produced, ensuring high product quality. Additionally, the grapes are harvested at a temperature below 8ºC, making it even more special.
Once the grapes arrive at the winery, they are pressed and placed in stainless steel tanks, where they are allowed to settle for 48 hours. Then, the cleaner juice (with 100 NTU turbidity) is separated from the thicker lees, inoculated with freeze-dried yeast, and left to ferment at a controlled temperature of 16 degrees Celsius. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is left in contact with its fine lees for two months with weekly batonnage using CO2 gas to gain more volume in the mouth.
Before being bottled, the wine undergoes protein and tartaric stabilization to ensure its quality, followed by filtration and finally bottling. This entire process is carried out with great care and attention to ensure that the wine reaches your table with the flavor and quality you expect.
This wine has a clear and bright straw color, making it a true beauty to behold. On the nose, you can perceive delicious aromas of quince, almonds, and red apple, transporting the senses to the Mediterranean coast. On the palate, citrus notes develop body with abundant mineral notes, providing a unique and pleasant tasting experience.
This wine stands out for its powerful acidity, which gives it excellent structure and depth on the palate. In summary, we have a young, vibrant, and fruity wine that you will undoubtedly love. Its production is careful and meticulous, and its flavor is the result of a high-quality production process that combines the best of the grape and the most innovative winemaking techniques.
How to Drink and Pair
We recommend enjoying this wine between 10ºC and 12ºC as an aperitif, accompanied by cheeses or seafood such as ceviche, cooked fish, and shellfish. Additionally, it is an excellent choice to share with friends, family, and the tribe on any occasion. Toasting to life is always a good idea, and this wine can be the perfect companion to do so.
Weichafe – Origin of the Name
In Mapundungun, the language of the Mapuche people of central-southern Chile, Weichafe means “warrior”!
And it’s no coincidence that the small wine producers have chosen this name for their brand, as it perfectly reflects their fighting spirit and their efforts to position themselves in the competitive wine market. They are true wine warriors!
So, the next time you taste a Weichafe wine, remember that behind each bottle, there is a team of passionate warriors dedicated to bringing the best of their lands to your glass. It is truly an honor to enjoy their effort and dedication with every sip!