The ideal gift! Buy the best chardonnay online. Price and reviews available for Santa Carolina Chardonnay Reserva – White Wine From Chile – 750ml Bottle. The grapes used in this Chardonnay originate from various vineyards in the Leyda valley. The soils of this valley mostly granite and the influence of the refreshing breeze and morning fog contributed by the Pacific Ocean combine to allow grapes, mainly white varieties, to ripen at a leisurely pace, which ultimately results in expressive, balanced and mineral wines. Once harvested, grapes were taken to the winery to be gently pressed. A portion of the wine was fermented with native yeasts in used barrels, and the remainder fermented in stainless steel tanks. Following fermentation, the wine was aged in contact with its lees in French oak barrels for six months. No malolactic fermentation was carried out to preserve the wine’s natural acidity. Featuring a pale-yellow color, this Chardonnay delivers a delicate nose of toasted almonds, juicy citrus fruit and an appealing mineral profile. The palate exhibits a slightly creamy texture and its citrusy flavors are emboldened by notes of pear and mango. Hints of tropical fruit and roasted hazelnut linger on its finish.