Chardonnay

VARIETY
100% Chardonnay
VINEYARD LOCATION
Tupungato-Gualtallary
AVG. VINEYARD ELEV.
4,710 feet
AVG. AGE OF VINES
16 years
PRESS HANDLING
Ungrafted
HARVEST METHOD
Hand-harvested
OAK REGIMEN
12 months in 30% new & 70% 1-year French barriques, aged sur lies
FINING
Light fining
FILTRATION
no filtration
ALCOHOL
14.5%
PH
3.20
T.A.
6.00
TOTAL CASE
PRODUCTION
1.500

Tasting notes:

Tasting Notes/Food Pairing Suggestions

Beautiful pale-gold color with enticing aromas of lemon crème, baking spices and some tropical notes. The aromas carry through to the palate, and are joined by hints of tropical fruit, spiced baked pear, and a stony/mineral flavor that creates a stylish wine that seems part New and part Old World. Finishes long with just a kiss of oak. This Chard has a lot of flavor, but manages never to lose its balance.  Pairs well with most fish, lobster, crab, chicken, and even many pork preparations. Particularly recommended with dishes using sautéed wild mushrooms or butter sauces.