2018 ERRAZURIZ Las Pizarras Chardonnay 75cl (Aconcagua Valley, Chile)
Style - Crisp
Grapes - 100% Chardonnay
Tasting - 2018 was a cooler year than the 2017, so you have a wonderful mineral tension in the wine. With white flowers, sliced apple and pears, and flinty gunpowder flavours, this rivals many white burgundies. But shhh, don't tell the French that. This is rightly at the forefront of the most prestigious wines from the new wave of Chile.
FYI: Las Pizarras translates to "The Slates" with reference to the slate stones in the soil that retain the heat of the day overnight to ensure the vine continues to ripen.