Tesco Finest Argentinian Chardonnay 75Cl
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Tesco Finest Chardonnay 2009
A rich, complex Chardonnay with flavours of tropical fruits and savoury, tasty oak notes with a long, full-flavoured finish.
|Region of Origin||Mendoza|
|Producer||Bodegas Esmeralda S.A.|
|Type of Closure||Screwcap|
|Wine Maker||Felipe Stahlschmidt|
The grapes were vineyard selected and picked in February and beginning of March, prior to being pressed. The juice was cold settled and solids were removed before fermentation, which occurred in upright fermentors and barrels at 15/22 °C of temperature, during 20 days.
From the very beginning The Wines of Catena set out to discover the best places to plant vineyards in Mendoza, identifying the best microclimates for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Malbec. In addition, new techniques of cluster thinning and harvest practices were implemented to further increase concentration. This research program also led to the conclusion that the poor soils near the Andes, were actually ideal for quality viticulture. And that the desert climate was an asset because it allowed vineyard managers to control quality and hang time through strict irrigation control. Winemaker Felipe Stahlshmidt is an avid andinista that has climbed the mighty Aconcagua Mountain 7 times!
Tucked under the massive shoulders of the Andes Mountains in west central Argentina, the province of Mendoza is renowned for housing some of the best winegrowing regions of Argentina. The character of Mendoza wines is forged in high altitude desert vineyards irrigated by mineral-rich snowmelt from glaciers and snowfields. Altitudes range from 1,000 feet to around 5,000 feet, where the foothills rise steeply toward the Andes' peaks. High altitude means cool temperatures and clear air, and clear air means more sunlight for building flavor in the grapes, helping to make Mendoza the source of Argentina's well-earned reputation for top quality, unique wines.
Store: In a cool, dark place. This wine can be enjoyed now or carefully stored for up to 2 years from purchase. Once open drink within 2 days.
This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 3 years
Contains: Milk, Egg & Sulphites
Store in a cool dark place. Best enjoyed within 5 years of purchase, once
opened consume within 3 days.
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