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Quebrada Seca

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Quebrada Seca Bottle
Appellation
Limarí
Variety
Chardonnay
Age of Vines
30
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay-limestone
Altitude
236 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster pressing, natural yeast fermentation in 228L French oak barrels
Aging
24 months in 228L French oak barrels (3rd and 4th fill)

Overview

Quebrada Seca, planted in 1993, is the oldest Chardonnay vineyard in Limarí. Situated on the 4th terrace above the river, this is a dry site with 50-100mm of rainfall per year. As a result, Quebrada Seca has dwindled significantly over the years to those parcels exposed to the camanchaca – a dewy mist from the ocean that settles over the vineyard in summer. In addition to providing moisture, this marine layer also moderates the temperature of Quebrada Seca, allowing for a Chardonnay with minerality and finesse melded with the weight and depth of the older, ungrafted massale selection vines. 

Ratings & Reviews

96

2019 Quebrada Seca

Source: DE

95

2019 Quebrada Seca

Source: WA

Coquimbo, Chile
  • Location
    Coquimbo, Chile
  • Appellation
    Limarí
  • Proprietor
    Marcelo Retamal & María Theresa Zuñiga
  • Winemaker
    Marcelo Retamal
  • Size / Elevation
    7 hectares / 59-236 meters

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