Aromatic, dry and delicious!
Tasting Notes: The aromatic Viognier variety is very successful in the cooler coastal regions of Chile making some excellent balanced wines. This is a terrific, lively wine with an exotic aroma of dried apricots, pineapple, banana and lychee. Vibrant tropical flavours flash across the tongue before expanding on the palate with a long, dry and pleasant finish.
The Viña La Playa estate occupies some of Colchagua Valley`s most desirable acreage benefitting from its own unique micro-climate due to the Tinguirrica and Limarí rivers which run through the vineyards. Comprising 600 acres and a $10 million state of the art winery, this excellent producer is owned by the Sutil family who make superb modern fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced entirely from the estate. Exciting new vineyard development in the coastal Limari Valley, north of Santiago, is starting to produce some outstanding cool climate varietals. Viña La Playa is passionate about creating high quality, fruit-driven wines whilst remaining committed to the environment.
The Colchagua Valley is a three hour drive south of Santiago and home to many of Chile`s finest wineries. The region is influenced by the coastal maritime breezes and micro climate affected by Lake Rapel. The Andes mountains which dominate the country tower over the valley in the distance and are the water source used to irrigate the vines.
Food Match : Good as an aperitif or to accompany Mediterranean cuisine, roasted vegetables, stir fry noodles and Thai cuisine.
Grape : Viognier
Producer : Vina La Playa
Country : Colchagua Valley, Chile