Vinos Baettig 2021 Selección de Parcelas Los Primos Chardonnay 750ml

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The austere and tight 2021 Selección de Parcelas Los Primos Chardonnay feels very young. It was harvested the second week of April, keeping very good freshness and acidity, with 13% alcohol, and there was part of the wine that he did not add any sulfur. He used 35% new 400-liter barrels, and the used ones are still 228-liter ones that eventually will be replaced with the used 400-liter ones in future years. There is great purity and symmetry; the oak is neatly integrated; and there's nuance, detail and a superb juiciness in the palate and citrus acidity that makes you salivate. The palate is dry and mineral, serious, less Meursault and more Chablis... It's persistent and long and has all the ingredients and balance between them to develop nicely in bottle. 

Score: 98 points -- Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate, 2023

The 2021 Chardonnay Selección de Parcelas Los Primos hails from Traiguén, Malleco, in the Araucania Region. It was fermented in whole bunches before ageing for 15 months, 35% in new French oak and the rest in used barrels. A slightly murky greenish yellow in the glass. The attractive aromas range from ginger zest to green apple with hints of lime and a touch of acacia followed by a nutty hazelnut layer. Velvety without being overly rich, it delivers an ethereal, refreshing palate tempered by a chalky texture and a pinch of salt. Rich and long-lasting, the nuanced finish ends with an aftertaste of fruit and hazelnut.

Score: 96 points -- Joaquin Hidalgo, Vinous, 2021