LCBO Vintages Classics Release
Ritual practices biodynamic, low-impact farming in Chile’s Casablanca Valley. The winery is a partnership between winemaker Rodrigo Soto, a pioneer of biodynamic winemaking in Chile, and American consulting winemaker Paul Hobbs. The estate is located at the valley’s extreme eastern end, set against the sweeping beauty of the dramatic Coastal Range and cooled by the air from the Pacific Ocean driven by the Humboldt Current. The vineyards are surrounded by 6000 acres of native forest, creating an environment where vines thrive alongside natural wildlife corridors and native vegetation.
“This is a phenomenal Chardonnay with light bread dough, cooked apple and pear aromas. Full-bodied, seamless white with white earth and subtle ripe apple and pineapple. Fantastic length and beauty. 500 cases made.”
97 points, JamesSuckling.com, May 2017