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To talk Del Pedregal Family Wines is to talk Chilean winemaking tradition at its finest. You may be more familiar with their Carta Vieja label whose widespread distribution has placed the family on the global wine map. But G7 brings a new touch to the family’s wines, representing seven generations of passionate winemaking in Chile.
Reasons why we love it
- A celebrated winemakeHER. This rising star on Chile’s winemaking scene has more than arrived. Rosario Dominguez Gil has been the winemaker for Del Pedregal Family Wines since the beginning of 2010 and has made a mark on the industry as one of Chile’s most influential winemakers, quite an exciting achievement for a woman in Chile. With her wines sitting among Chile’s top exports (bulk wines excluded), Rosario is making a splash around the world with her finely crafted vintages.
- Modern G7. This label not only represents seven generations of winemaking, but the historical identity of Chile wrapped up in a contemporary wine style. Think tradition meets the demands of today’s modern consumer. G7 allows for approachability and fun, is fruit-forward and easy-to-consume.
- An entry level Chard that wow’s. This 2016 is G7’s entry level Chardonnay, fresh and fruity, but we find the discerning palate loves it just as much. Revealing relaxing, easy drinking and crafted for Chile’s local cuisine, our Tasting Panel warns how easy it is to overindulge on this sipper.
- Chile’s Mediterranean climate. The gorgeous region of Loncomilla Valley has not only proved itself as a historically reliable grape-growing sector, but has become one of Chile’s top-quality sources. Chardonnay is more widely planted in the area than some may lead you to believe, ranking third behind Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. This introduction to Chile Chard is one most exciting offer.
An elegant wine of yellow-green color, with expressive aromas of quince, apple and hazelnut notes intertwined with subtle hints of oak and vanilla. Soft, elegant and creamy texture with a remarkable roundness and a long finish.
The Del Pedregal Family has been associated with the wine industry since 1825, when Carlos Alberto del Pedregal arrived in Chile from Asturias in Spain, bringing European vines with him. He chose to settle in the beautiful Loncomilla Valley in the Maule region, attracted by the excellent conditions for viticulture.
From then, eight generations have remained dedicated to the winemaking business, safeguarding the original traditions, whilst adapting to modern times. In this way, the company has been gradually investing in new technologies, acquiring new terrain, and challenging itself to respond dynamically to the needs of the 21st century consumer.
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Crab cakes or a lean poultry such as a tarragon chicken salad will complement this wine nicely.