Chilean Chardonnay is a white wine that has gained popularity over the past few decades. Chilean wineries have been producing Chardonnay since the 19th century, but it wasn't until the 1980s and 1990s that the quality of Chilean Chardonnay began to improve significantly.
Chilean Chardonnay is known for its crisp acidity and fresh fruit flavors, with notes of apple, pear, and citrus. The wine is often aged in oak barrels, which can add flavors of vanilla, spice, and toasted oak. Chilean Chardonnay also has a reputation for being a great value wine, offering high quality at a lower price point than similar wines from other regions.
Chilean Chardonnay is primarily grown in the Casablanca and Limarí Valleys, which are known for their cool climates and coastal influences. The region's cooler temperatures and coastal breezes help to retain the acidity in the grapes and develop the fresh fruit flavors that are characteristic of Chilean Chardonnay.