I had the chance to taste two vintages of the Chardonnay here including the 2013 Duquesa D'A Chardonnay. The 2013 feels a little more advanced perhaps in a slightly more oxidative style than the 2014 but there is a common character here. It's a classical Burgundian white with varietal character and spicy and smoky notes from the vinification and élevage. In 2013 the grapes ripened earlier. It's a matter of taste but I prefer the 2014. 3500 bottles were filled in March 2016. This is aging at a very slow pace.
The 2013 Chardonnay Duquesa D'A from Alto Cachapoal was aged for two years in one-third new barrels. Amber in the glass. The ripe nose offers peach hazelnut and quince and hints of herbs lime and mint. The palate is broad tense and voluminous with mild freshness and a finish whose core is provided by the aging process. - By Joaquín Hidalgo on June 2022 The son of French parents François Massoc was born in Concepción and also trained in Burgundy. The founder of some of the most interesting viticultural projects in Chile including Clos de Fous today he runs Massoc Freres together with his brother and Aristos who are the current owners after buying out their partners. Right now they are refurbishing a winery in Itata called Atellier and providing winemaking services to other wineries. Drawn from different terroirs in Chile and made with a French twist their outstanding products include Chardonnay Duquesa D'A and Assamblage Baron D'A.v