Rafael Tirado 2017 'Vistalago' Mezcla Blanca, Maule Valley

Rafael Tirado 2017 'Vistalago' Mezcla Blanca, Maule Valley

Item Number: 11008

UPC: 7-804632830133

Country: Chile
Region: Central Valley
Sub Region: Maule
Appellation/AVA: Maule Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 55% Riesling / 30% Chardonnay / 15% Torontel
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite
Case Production: 550

Winemaking Notes: Vistalago Mezcla Blanca was cold fermented in stainless steel vats with native yeast. The wine was kept in contact with the lees for five months in concrete and bottled without malolactic fermentation or contact with oak.

91+ (2016 Vintage) Wine Advocate 4/28/2017
"It's a very original blend, not exuberant, more reticent, insinuating, with a strong personality and quite different. You don't get the same aromas you find in the majority of whites. It has complexity and a serious palate with freshness and depth. It ends dry. A white of strong personality."

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (10/31/2018)

    The 2017 Vistalago Mezcla Blanca is an unoaked blend of Chardonnay and Torontel with a majority of Riesling, which tends to dominate in the blend. It has floral notes but a more complex and wide palate, perhaps from the other grapes, with a mineral profile and very good acidity. The grapes were picked in February, earlier than usual, as the harvest usually starts in mid-March. This is serious, balanced and young, with incipient complexity that should develop with more time in bottle.