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5 July 2013 News

A column written by Master of Wine Sandy Block, vice president of beverage operations for Legal Sea Foods, in The Improper Bostonian mentions the 2011 Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay. The article, entitled “The Chile Factor”, points out that Chile has “perfect grape-growing conditions”. Block says that the sunny, dry with cooling coastal breezes make Chile’s top regions produce grapes that that taste ripe and delicious. He also says, “The best thing about the wines: The incredibly values.” Of his top three highest value favorites was the Wild Ferment Chardonnay with his comments as follows: “Errázuriz is a fifth-generation family producer that is renowned primarily for its red wines, but this chardonnay is something special. The “wild ferment” means that only natural yeasts are used to make this barrel-fermented estate wine. Produced in the cool, foggy Casablanca Valley, it has a grilled-nut, mushroomy aroma and is richly textured, but underscored with notes of citrus and green apple. It was a delicious accompaniment to a shrimp empanada I had recently with a salad of tomato, creamed corn and garden herbs.” Click here to read the full column.