Tasting Notes: This oaked Chardonnay is golden yellow in colour with hints of green. Strong citrus aroma on the nose which also comes through on the palate with notes of tropical and stone fruits and a flinty streak of minerality. Well-integrated oak gives elegant vanilla and adds body. The weight of the wine is balanced perfectly by a refreshing, citric acidity.
Region: Patagonia, Argentina
Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
More Info: Patagonia is the most southerly wine producing region of Latin America, lying to the south of Mendoza and las Pampas. With considerable new investment, Argentinian Patagonia is fast emerging as the country`s most exciting cool climate vineyard, making elegant wines with balance and complexity in contrast to the more heavier reds of Mendoza. The region includes two important wine producing provinces, Neuquen beneath the Andes, and the Rio Negro towards the Atlantic Ocean. These are semi-arid, alluvial desert vineyards which benefit from constant sun and breezes that help mitigate disease. The vines can produce cool climate varieties including Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc with good aroma and concentration as well as perfect levels of acidity.