Viña Leyda Falaris Chardonnay 2015

£11.75

***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** What a difference a subtle misspelling can make. Falaris is probably the best value Chardonnay we’ve ever tasted, the kind that scares the...

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***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015***


What a difference a subtle misspelling can make. Falaris is probably the best value Chardonnay we’ve ever tasted, the kind that scares the bejesus out of Burgundy. Phalaris was a Sicilian tyrant who allegedly ate babies and roasted people alive inside a bronze bull statue.


So,be careful. Because that error on your shopping list could take your dinner party down a very different route. We recommend going with the “F” spelling, which will give you a wonderfully crisp cool-climate Chardonnay packed with lemon, tangerine, almond, cream and salty mineral flavours.


Viña Leyda was founded in 1997 and their pioneering work created the new designation of origin: D.O. Leyda Valley in May 2002. The vineyards are located in the coastal mountain range area of Chile about 7 km from the Pacific Ocean.


Viviana Navarrete is Leyda’s chief winemaker, she graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile as the best student in her year. She started working for Concha y Toro and then moved on to become the winemaker assistant for Ignacio Recabarren. Viviana works with Cristobal Mujica, Vineyard Manager, and Alberto Antonini, Winemaker Consultant. Her aim is to lead wine lovers on a journey to discover the fresh and modern wines of Chile’s coast.


The grapes were hand harvested and then underwent a gentle whole cluster pressing. The juice was chilled and then gravity clarified. The must was fermented with several yeasts selections in French oak barrels, 25% of them new. The wine was aged in barrels for 9 months and no eggs were used to fine it.


The results is an elegant Chardonnay that captivates with its salinity, fresh fruit and soft toasted palate. Refined and complex nose, ripe citrus character like lemons and tangerines combines with almond and mineral aromas. Its fine and integrated oak notes add complexity to the nose. Fresh in the mouth, with a creamy texture in the mid palate and a lively acidity further back, where the minerality stands up providing crispness and length to the wine. This would be a great match to creamy seafood pasta, Indian food, white meats or béchamel sauces.

UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

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Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.