Tabalí Talinay Caliza Chardonnay, DO Valle de Limarí - Boutinot

Tabalí Talinay Caliza Chardonnay, DO Valle de Limarí 2022


Viña Tabalí

Parcel of new top Chardonnay from Felipe Müller, sourced from a 0.7 hectare parcel from the Talinay Vineyard. One of Tim Atkins' 'Chardonnay's of the Year' in his 2023 Chile report and receipent of 96pts in his 2024 report. Described as 'Chile meets Puligny-Montrachet style'. 

Meet the producer

Established in 2002, Tabalí is a pioneer and iconic winery situated in Limarí, on the edge of the Atacama Desert in...



The Talinay vineyard is located in the Limarí Valley on the indomitable cool coast of northern Chile just 12 km from the Pacific Ocean. It is next to the Fray Jorge National Park, in an area that UNESCO has declared a World Biosphere Reserve. Caliza comes from a small plot of 0.7 hectares, where the highest concentration of limestone is found in the soil, planted in 2006 with a density of 5,000 plants per hectare. This unique location provides truly excellent conditions for cool climate viticulture and is the only vineyard site in Chile to be planted over pure chalky limestone soil – producing elegant and refined wines. The constant breeze that drifts from the ocean and over the vines creates the coolest vineyards in Limarí. Maximum average temperatures in the summer months never go above 23.5°C so the harvest is 2-3 weeks later than other Chilean coastal regions. The small grapes were gently ripened by the cool summer days, freshened by the coastal breeze and "irrigated" by the local autumn mist, the famous “Camanchaca”. Proximity to the Atacama desert means that the vineyard is virtually rot and disease free. The fruit was hand picked at the end of February and underwent a careful bunch selection by the viticulture team. Then the wine fermented in French oak barrels from prestigious sources such as Fontainebleau, Jupille and Vosges and was aged in them for 10 months.

Tasting notes

Pale yellow in color, Caliza is a wine with great depth, long, tense, juicy and with nerve. Saline, mineral notes and linear in structure. Undoubtedly a wine with character, in which the extraordinary qualities of the Talinay vineyard are expressed.

Food match

Great with seafood, ravioli or a light chicken dish.