Full Review

La Playa

La Playa
2019 Estate Series Viognier - Chardonnay, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Chilean White

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8.99
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La Playa
2019 Estate Series Viognier - Chardonnay, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Chilean White

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of creme caramel with orange zest, honeycrisp apple, wildflowers, honey, and orange blossom with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing impressions of graham cracker crust with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich white wine blend with buttery, oaky density balanced by delicate floral nuance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: creme caramel with orange zest, honeycrisp apple, wildflowers, honey, and orange blossom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of graham cracker crust
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich white wine blend with buttery, oaky density balanced by delicate floral nuance.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Suite K
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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Other Chilean White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
While Chile is most associated with red wines, whites are also produced in several regions throughout the country. Chardonnay is the leading white cultivar and is planted in the Central Valley for value-priced wines as well as cool climates not far from the Pacific Ocean, such as Casablanca and Leyda Valleys, where the wines are far more complex with higher acidity for longer aging potential.

Sauvignon Blanc is the second most planted white variety in Chile; like Chardonnay, there are varying quality levels. The finest examples, especially those from the cool San Antonio Valley very close to the ocean, are world-class in quality, with assertive varietal flavors.

Small amounts of Riesling, Viognier, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris are also planted in Chile.