Morande Black Series Chardonnay
Vina Morande
Chile - South Region - Malleco Valley

Malleco represents the exploration of one of the most extreme valleys in Chile for wine production. A new wine frontier, an ideal terroir to produce high-end Chardonnay in Chile, with a different style from other outstanding origins such as Limarí –which offers wines with marked minerality– or Aconcagua Costa –which delivers sharp acidity and great power. The Traiguen area in the Malleco valley produces wines of great tension and fruity austerity, as well as complexity, balance and finesse. A very typical style of Chardonnay marked by elegance, verticality on the palate and subtlety on the nose and mouth.

The wine offers a bright pale yellow color, intense and elegant aromas of citrus fruits and green apples as well as hints of nuts, such as hazelnuts and roasted chestnuts. A tense and fresh acidity on the palate, and a vertical structure in the mouth. Very fine and complex, its long persistence highlights the austere character of its fruit and a delicate minerality.

Malleco Valley
Wine Type
100% Chardonnay
Age of vines
10 years old
Soil type
Medium to low fertility, have excellent drainage due to the water retention of the existing clays and andesitic rocks.
The grapes were harvested by hand in boxes of 10 k in two batches: on April 2 and 9. Whole bunches were pressed in vertical hydraulic presses. The juice is roughly cold decanted to ferment the rather cloudy must in 2,000-litre foudres and in 300 and 400-liter French barrels for 10 months, 35% of which are new. The wine was subjected to periodic stirrings with its finest lees, and only between 10 and 15% undergoes malolactic fermentation Alcohol:
pH: 3,20
Total acidity: 4,45 g/l H2T
Residual sugar: 4,84 g/l
475 (9-liter cases)

Shellfish and fish of intense flavor, such as smoked salmon, swordfish, giant perch, and white meats, poultry.

Reviews and News

2021 Morande Black Series Chardonnay - 94 PTS - JS

2021 Morande Black Series Chardonnay - 94 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Fresh and pure on the nose with green fruits and lots of star fruit, a hint of flint and a slight creamy edge. Subtle and bright with a tense mid-palate that creates a creamy but fresh mouthfeel. Medium- to full-bodied and long. Drink now."

- James Suckling (February 2023), 94 pts

2021 Morande Black Series Chardonnay - 93 PTS - VINOUS

2021 Morande Black Series Chardonnay - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2021 Chardonnay Black Series from Traiguén, Malleco, and was aged in 35% new oak barrels. A greenish yellow hue. The nose presents austere lime, acacia and aniseed notes over a layer of green apple, oak and hazelnuts and hints of ginger zest. Centered by the freshness (this white is all about the balanced acidity), it has a packaged, creamy texture before the long-lasting, malic finish. - Joaquín Hidalgo"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (March 2023), 93 pts

2021 Morande Black Series Chardonnay - 92 PTS - WA

2021 Morande Black Series Chardonnay - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"The 2021 Black Series Chardonnay wasproduced with grapes from the south,Malleco, on two different soils—volcanicand granite. It's from a cool year, and thewine was cropped at 13.5% alcohol andretained a touch of sugar, making itrounder. It's subtly oaked, in a veryattractive way, in barriques and foudres,tasty and almost salty. 5,700 bottlesproduced. It was bottled in March 2022.- Luis Gutierrez"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (April 2023), 92 pts

Producer Information: Vina Morande

When Pablo Morandé founded Viña Morandé in 1996, he did it with a great vision for the future and with the same audacity that drove him, years earlier, to be ...
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