Baettig Selección de Parcelas Los Primos Chardonnay D.O. Traiguén 2019
  • Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13% alc./vol

Baettig Selección de Parcelas Los Primos Chardonnay D.O. Traiguén 2019

Traiguén, Chile
Regular price $94.95per bottle ($569.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Mineral & Elegant

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Baettig is the family project of winemaker Francisco "Pancho" Baettig (Errázuriz) and Carlos de Carlos in Traiguén, some 600 kilometers south of Chile. They planted 15.4 hectares of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on volcanic soils in 2013 and the first wines are hitting the Ontario market for the first time now.

This Selección de Parcelas Los Primos was made with Chardonnay grapes grown in Malleco, in the appellation of Traiguén. Malleco is a land of wild forests, beautiful lakes, active volcanoes and abundant rain in the southern Chilean region of La Araucanía. The ancient volcanic soils of this area are composed of pyroclastic volcanic breccia of andesite lava, with clay to loam texture. The abundant rainfall throughout the year allows Baettig to practice a dry-farming viticulture.

The grapes comes from a selection of the Triángulo and Llaima parcels, which deliver vertical and mineral wines with good tension. The name Los Primos (the cousins) refers to the closeness of style and quality of the vineyard parcels that give rise to this wine.

The grapes were harvested during the first two weeks of April, and pressed with whole cluster. The juice fermented in barrels with native yeasts, and was aged for 16 months in French oak barrels—38% in new 400L casks.

Bright yellow colour. Aromatic and highly complex with notes of pear, nougat,
acacia, apricot, honey, wax and hints of dried fruits such as walnuts, hazelnuts
and cashew. It is deep and full in mouth with a creamy texture and notes of
apple, passion fruit, honey, hay and spices. The body and density are
harmoniously balanced by the acidity, giving a deep, fresh, lively and tense wine,
with a long finish and great aging potential.

About the Winery

Baettig

Francisco Baettig and Carlos de Carlos have been friends for more than 20 years and share a passion for high-quality wines that are genuine and portray a sense of their origin.

Their family had arrived in Traiguén and Purén from Switzerland in the 19th century, and worked in agriculture in a region of volcanoes, lakes, forests and abundant rain. Their families grew up surrounded by silos, cows, wagons, horses and wheat fields. 
Francisco and Carlos' passion for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, together with their love for the land of their ancestors, was the inspiration for making their own wine in those terroirs. Malleco now produces tremendous wines, and Bodega Baettig is a vital member of that small but energetic community of producers. 

They have nine hectares of Pinot Noir and 6.4 hectares of Chardonnay that they planted in 2013.  In the first years, the fruit was sold to some leading producers in Chile (PS García, De Martino, Undurraga), and the results were very promising. They fermented their first wines in 2017, are 2020 is the first vintage that will arrive to the Ontatio market.

Press Reviews

Robert Parker

96 points

Baettig selected the El Triángulo and Llaima Largo plots to produce the 2019 Selección de Parcelas Los Primos Chardonnay because they deliver more vertical, mineral and tense wine to achieve finesse and complexity. The first experimental vinification was 2016, and 2019 was a year with a cold spring and a warm summer that resulted in wines that combine power, freshness and intensity, with more alcohol (13.5%), acidity (9.8 grams in tartaric!!) and freshness (pH 3.08) than previous years. The whole clusters were pressed, and the juice was put in French barrels to ferment with indigenous yeasts. It matured for 16 months in 400-liter oak barrels, 38% of them new. This is super austere, shy and closed, with subtle complexity, not very varietal, more about the soils and the cooler place. 2019 was not a large crop, and the wines have good concentration, a good year in the south. It has good depth, pungent flavors and some nutty, wax and acacia notes, not exuberant or explosive, but elegant and with density and more weight than the 2018, which gives it more depth and layers. This is superb, very complete. 2,900 bottles were filled in September 2020.

Baettig is the family project of winemaker Francisco "Pancho" Baettig (Errázuriz) in Traiguén some 600 kilometers south of Chile. He planted 15.4 hectares of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on volcanic soils in 2013. The projection is to produce 55,000 bottles in 2021, and the potential of the vineyard Los Suizos (the Swiss, as they are Swiss in origin) is 90,000 bottles.

James Suckling

94 points

This is really aromatic with sliced apple, pear, nougat, straw and stone. Full-bodied with a creamy texture and lovely apple, honey and straw at the finish. Drink or hold.