Reta Quebrada Seca Chardonnay 2019
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Chilean wine can be divided into before and after Marcelo Retamal. For more than 20 years at the head of De Martino, this revolutionary winemaker - one of the 30 most influential in the world by the English Decanter - forever transformed the wines and the image of his country, discovering its diversity and its best terroirs. The personal project RETA emerged in 2019, and brings 3 wines that synthesize all the decades of insane work to vinify grapes from hundreds and hundreds of plots from all corners of Chile. The 3 exceptional “grand crus” discovered by Marcelo in his brilliant trajectory.
The Quebrada Seca vineyard has already achieved iconic status for Chile for many years for its quality, and unique combination of limestone soils and proximity to the cold ocean. Located in Limarí, it is less than 25km from the sea and 240 meters above sea level. The influence of the morning fog is imminent and generates freshness during the summer days, allowing a slow and smooth ripening of the grapes and helps to preserve a natural acidity. It is the oldest Chardonnay vineyard in the region and was planted in the open with vines in mass selection.
Fermentation with indigenous yeasts. No sulphites are used during winemaking. Aged for 2 years in third, fourth and fifth use 228 liter barrels.
Points: 95 Robert Parker