2018 Molu Chardonnay, Kalfu, Casablanca Valley, Chile
On the nose tropical fruit aromas, such as papaya, mango and ripe pineapple are complemented by gentle notes of vanilla. A well-rounded wine with good volume, a concentrated palate and a long, clean finish.
The Kalfu ranges are linked to the sea creatures depicted on the labels: Molu means 'where the sun sets' - historically it was believed that during the day stars would hide in the sea and become starfish.
Made by Viña Ventisquero, Kalfu means ‘blue’ in Mapudungun, the language of the aboriginal Mapuche people of southern Chile, representing the influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean and the extensive skies of the region. Kalfu wines are made from 100% estate owned vineyards in the coastal regions of Leyda Valley (pictured above), Casablanca Valley, Colchagua Valley and the Atacama Desert, the world’s driest desert.
Situated so close to the Pacific, each vineyard site benefits from cooling coastal breezes and a subsequently longer ripening period.