Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Bruxelles - El Delirio Reserva Chardonnay Viognier 2013
COLOUR: Medium-pale yellow with yellow highlights.
NOSE: The attractive nose recalls white tree fruits such as apricot, peach, and pear, joined by notes of grapefruit and tangerine, delicately balanced with toast and vanilla.
PALATE/FINISH: Soft and attractive, with broad balance on the mid-palate, delicate top notes, and a characteristic slight bitterness on the medium finish.
COMMENTS: This is a uncomplicated wine for everyday enjoyment. It brings together the respective charms of Chardonnay and Viognier: the first provides voluptuousness in the mouth and the second, the intensity of flavours. The result is a captivating and original blend with solid fruit expression and a soft, but full mouthfeel.
Pairs well with appetizers, mixed salads, pizza, quiche, and white meats served cold. It also shows well with seafood dishes in a variety of savoury sauces. Enjoy cold (61ºF or 16ºC) within two years of bottling.
Botalcura Winery was formed thanks to the passion of two men, Chilean businessman and wine lover, Juan Fernando Waidele and French winemaker, Philippe Debrus.
Botalcura is a small village in southern Chile, 3 hours south of Santiago and half an hour northeast of the city of Talca. The Coastal Range forms Maule Valley, from which Botalcura is set among rolling hills and surrounded by nature, it is also home to the elusive quail. A simple town formed by scarcely more than a row of houses along one side of a dirt road; inhabited by kind and extraordinary people, who inspires us and fills us with enthusiasm for sharing our dream of forming an exceptional winery along with them.
The word Botalcura means “large stone” in Mapundungun, the language of Chile’s native Mapuche people. Something hard and solid as rock speaks of the power of the gods and of what’s enduring. Both of these ideas come together in the wines of Botalcura Winery. The indomitable yet generous power of nature, the source of the intense and concentrated vines, combines with the certainty of transcending time, of making time an ally that will bear out the excellence of Botalcura Wines…
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