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Cinco Manos Chardonnay 2016

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If Viña Casa Silva isn’t on your radar yet, it should be.

This family-owned Chilean outfit in the premium region of Colchagua was only established in 1997, but their winemaking history dates to 1892, when Emilio Bouchon emigrated from Bordeaux and began making wine.

Five generations of quality-focused winemaking led to the Silva family establishing their modern outfit, Viña Casa Silva, in 1997. And, it’s already become one of Chile’s foremost estates, winning the ‘Winery of the Year’ title in 2013 from The Wines of Chile and earning the distinction of “Most Awarded Winery of the 21st century” (Vitis). So when our man on the ground, Davy, convinced them to make this exclusive Chardonnay (the sister to its very popular Pinot Noir) just for our customers, it was an exciting day.

Cinco Manos hails from the family’s high-altitude Colchagua Valley vineyards, where grapes benefit from cooling, Pacific Ocean breezes and that brilliant (intense!) Chilean sunshine – a quality advantage that gives their Chardonnay grapes a perfectly ripened, fresh and complex character. Look forward to vibrant white peach, honey and creamy tropical fruit characters, framed by a delicate smokey note (a portion of the wine was aged in fine French oak for five months).

Limited cases imported – and with all the buzz around this historic family and their estate, you’ll want to get your hands on this beauty before we’ve sold out.